Iraqi forces seek to clear last jihadist pockets in Mosul
Jul 12 2017
He added that he believed the fight against Islamic State was the "most precise campaign in the history of warfare". What are the most serious allegations in your report against the coalition? "So I wouldn't expect to see any significant change in our troop levels in the immediate future because there's still hard work to be done by the Iraqis and the coalition", Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend, the head of USA -led coalition forces fighting Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, told a news briefing.
Amnesty International said the terror group "ruthlessly exploited" civilians, who have also been "subjected to relentless and unlawful attacks" by Iraqi forces and the US-led coalition, which includes Britain.
Do you see any chance that the perpetrators might be held accountable?
"The first challenge facing the Iraqi government and worldwide organizations is to provide basic necessities of life for more than 400,000 Iraqis who have been displaced from the western part of Mosul, which mostly lies in ruins", Fawaz Gerges, a Middle East expert at the London School of Economics and Political Science told CNN.
Stephen Townsend told a news briefing in Washington that he strongly rejected the statement that coalition strikes violated worldwide law.
Iraq's prime minister has returned to Mosul and declared "total victory" in the fight against the Islamic State group there, though some fighting is expected to continue.
Findings within "At Any Cost, The Civilian Catastrophe in West Mosul" claim Iraqi forces and the US-led coalition seem to have carried out "disproportionate" attacks, "killing and injuring thousands" of trapped civilians and destroying homes and infrastructure.
Abadi's statement came after Iraqi forces mopped up the last pockets of Daesh resistance in Mosul's Old City, where the Takfiri terrorists were surrounded in a sliver of territory about 200 by 100 meters.
He said the coalition went to "extraordinary measures to safeguard civilian lives, measuring every single time how many civilians may or may not be in the target area and what munition to employ and how can we strike that building and take out only that room and not the entire floor or the entire building".
The true death toll of the Mosul operations may never be known.
"I reject any notion that coalition fires were in any way imprecise, unlawful or excessively targeted civilians". "Malkit Ram, whose brother Nand Lal and nephew Sandeep Kumar are among the Indians abducted by IS, said he had heard about the victory of Iraqi forces in Mosul and also Amarinder's tweet. said Parwinder who had worked in Mosul and is now working in Abu Dhabi". Entire families have been killed in these operations, and numerous bodies remain under the rubble to this day.
Iraq's premier fighting force has lost 40 per cent of its men in the battle to liberate Mosul from Islamic State control.