B52 Bombers target Mosul

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This happens while the US political figures are busy to condemn the pro-government operations in Aleppo.

"(TASS) The coalition has conducted 21 air strikes on Iraq’s Mosul and its suburbs in the past day alone whereas neither Russian nor Syrian warplanes have been used in Syria’s Aleppo for more than two weeks, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Igor Konashenkov said on Tuesday.

"Mosul is being bombed daily from B-52H American strategic bombers, F/A-18 bombers based on USS Dwight D. Eisenhower aircraft carrier and from Rafaele M base on the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle. In the past day alone, the coalition warplanes flied 25 sorties and delivered 21 air strikes on the city and its suburbs," he said.

Meanwhile, the Russian and Syrian warplanes "have performed no flights in Aleppo for more than two weeks," he stressed.

Mosul vs Aleppo
The situation in Iraqi Mosul differs from that in Syrian Aleppo in the absence of humanitarian corridors, journalists, volunteers and activists, Konashenkov told reporters commenting on a statement by US Department of State’s spokesperson John Kirby, who earlier said the situations in Aleppo and Mosul are "radically different" from each other.

Konashenkov said representatives of the UN, Red Crescent and other international organizations, as well as journalists work in Aleppo. Besides, the city has six humanitarian corridors, Konashenkov said, adding that civilians cannot use them as they are mined and shelled by gunmen.

"In Mosul, by a strange coincidence, there are no journalists, activists or volunteers in ‘helmets’ of ‘white’ or any other rainbow shade. Nobody. That is why, all what American and European TV channels can afford to broadcast is cheerful censored reports about extraordinary successes of the coalition and future great victory over terrorists, not substantiated by factual footage," he said.

Humanitarian corridors in Mosul were not even discussed, "as if the city with a population of one million is populated only by terrorists".

"And after this John Kirby states feeling insulted that unlike in Aleppo, the operation in Mosul proceeds in strict compliance with international humanitarian law," he stated.

The ground operation to free Mosul from Islamic State terrorists was launched on October 17. Taking part are Iraqi troops, Kurdish forces and the international coalition.

Meanwhile, a humanitarian pause continues in Aleppo - Russian warplanes have been making no strikes for already 16 days, eight humanitarian corridors were opened for civilians and gunmen. However, terrorists continue shelling these corridors and don’t let civilians leave the city."

Russian defense ministry says situation in Mosul is nothing like in Aleppo
 

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what with the pic of the 14 year old girl, is that you??
 

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Water pipeline hit during fighting...

Water supply cut off to 40% of Mosul's residents
Nov. 30, 2016 -- About 40 percent of the residents of Mosul, Iraq -- around 650,000 people -- are without water after a pipeline was hit during fighting between the Islamic State and Iraqi government forces, authorities said Wednesday.
"We are facing a humanitarian catastrophe," said Hussam al-Abar, member of Mosul's Nineveh provincial council, said to the media. "Basic services such as water, electricity, health, food are non-existent." The pipeline was one of three that serve eastern Mosul. Repairs can't be made quickly because it is in an area held by Islamic State fighters. About 1.5 million people remain in the city despite fighting the past six weeks. About 40 percent of the eastern half of the city has been retaken from the Islamic State since the start of the offensive.


Mosul is the last major urban area in Iraq held by the Islamic State. About 74,000 civilians have fled Mosul since the fighting and the United Nations is bracing for more than a million homeless people. "Children and their families in Mosul are facing a horrific situation," said Peter Hawkins, Unicef representative in Iraq. "Not only are they in danger of getting killed or injured in the cross fire, now potentially more than half a million people do not have safe water to drink." Some water is being trucked from 22 miles away.

Without clean water in the next days, Unicef says in a release "civilians will be forced to resort to unsafe water sources, exposing children to the risk of waterborne diseases such as severe diarrhea and the threat of malnutrition. Children in affected areas are already strained from years of extremely harsh living conditions." Unicef is asking the government to reactivate nearby boreholes and water treatment plants. "Unicef urges all parties to the conflict to allow these critical deliveries and repairs. Civilian infrastructure must never be attacked," Hawkins said.

Water supply cut off to 40% of Mosul's residents
 

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This happens while the US political figures are busy to condemn the pro-government operations in Aleppo.

"(TASS) The coalition has conducted 21 air strikes on Iraq’s Mosul and its suburbs in the past day alone whereas neither Russian nor Syrian warplanes have been used in Syria’s Aleppo for more than two weeks, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Igor Konashenkov said on Tuesday.

"Mosul is being bombed daily from B-52H American strategic bombers, F/A-18 bombers based on USS Dwight D. Eisenhower aircraft carrier and from Rafaele M base on the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle. In the past day alone, the coalition warplanes flied 25 sorties and delivered 21 air strikes on the city and its suburbs," he said.

Meanwhile, the Russian and Syrian warplanes "have performed no flights in Aleppo for more than two weeks," he stressed.

Mosul vs Aleppo
The situation in Iraqi Mosul differs from that in Syrian Aleppo in the absence of humanitarian corridors, journalists, volunteers and activists, Konashenkov told reporters commenting on a statement by US Department of State’s spokesperson John Kirby, who earlier said the situations in Aleppo and Mosul are "radically different" from each other.

Konashenkov said representatives of the UN, Red Crescent and other international organizations, as well as journalists work in Aleppo. Besides, the city has six humanitarian corridors, Konashenkov said, adding that civilians cannot use them as they are mined and shelled by gunmen.

"In Mosul, by a strange coincidence, there are no journalists, activists or volunteers in ‘helmets’ of ‘white’ or any other rainbow shade. Nobody. That is why, all what American and European TV channels can afford to broadcast is cheerful censored reports about extraordinary successes of the coalition and future great victory over terrorists, not substantiated by factual footage," he said.

Humanitarian corridors in Mosul were not even discussed, "as if the city with a population of one million is populated only by terrorists".

"And after this John Kirby states feeling insulted that unlike in Aleppo, the operation in Mosul proceeds in strict compliance with international humanitarian law," he stated.

The ground operation to free Mosul from Islamic State terrorists was launched on October 17. Taking part are Iraqi troops, Kurdish forces and the international coalition.

Meanwhile, a humanitarian pause continues in Aleppo - Russian warplanes have been making no strikes for already 16 days, eight humanitarian corridors were opened for civilians and gunmen. However, terrorists continue shelling these corridors and don’t let civilians leave the city."

Russian defense ministry says situation in Mosul is nothing like in Aleppo
It is about time BHO got into gear with the B-52's. They work like a charm. And they vaporize collateral damage too.
 

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Water pipeline hit during fighting...

Water supply cut off to 40% of Mosul's residents
Nov. 30, 2016 -- About 40 percent of the residents of Mosul, Iraq -- around 650,000 people -- are without water after a pipeline was hit during fighting between the Islamic State and Iraqi government forces, authorities said Wednesday.
"We are facing a humanitarian catastrophe," said Hussam al-Abar, member of Mosul's Nineveh provincial council, said to the media. "Basic services such as water, electricity, health, food are non-existent." The pipeline was one of three that serve eastern Mosul. Repairs can't be made quickly because it is in an area held by Islamic State fighters. About 1.5 million people remain in the city despite fighting the past six weeks. About 40 percent of the eastern half of the city has been retaken from the Islamic State since the start of the offensive.


Mosul is the last major urban area in Iraq held by the Islamic State. About 74,000 civilians have fled Mosul since the fighting and the United Nations is bracing for more than a million homeless people. "Children and their families in Mosul are facing a horrific situation," said Peter Hawkins, Unicef representative in Iraq. "Not only are they in danger of getting killed or injured in the cross fire, now potentially more than half a million people do not have safe water to drink." Some water is being trucked from 22 miles away.

Without clean water in the next days, Unicef says in a release "civilians will be forced to resort to unsafe water sources, exposing children to the risk of waterborne diseases such as severe diarrhea and the threat of malnutrition. Children in affected areas are already strained from years of extremely harsh living conditions." Unicef is asking the government to reactivate nearby boreholes and water treatment plants. "Unicef urges all parties to the conflict to allow these critical deliveries and repairs. Civilian infrastructure must never be attacked," Hawkins said.

Water supply cut off to 40% of Mosul's residents
Good ... they can drink their own pee then.
 

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Granny says, "Dat's right - is all ISIS' fault - dey tricked us into it...

Airstrike chain reaction led to over 100 civilian deaths in Mosul
May 25, 2017 -- U.S. Central Command on Thursday said more than 100 Iraqi civilians in Mosul died in March after a U.S.-led coalition airstrike targeting two Islamic State snipers detonated other explosives.
The incident occurred at about 8 a.m. on March 17 in Mosul's al-Jadidah district after Iraqi security forces fighting the Islamic State on the ground requested a coalition airstrike. CENTCOM said the international coalition fighting the Islamic State, also called ISIS, ISIL or Daesh, concluded an investigation and "found that the secondary explosion of ISIS-emplaced material triggered a rapid failure of the structure which killed the two ISIS snipers, 101 civilians sheltered in the bottom floors of the structure and four civilians in a neighboring structure."


U.S. Central Command on Thursday said a U.S.-led coalition airstrike caused a chain reaction with Islamic State explosives that killed more than 100 civilians in Mosul on March 17.​

CENTCOM said 36 other civilians who are in some way associated with the building remain missing. "Our condolences go out to all those that were affected," Maj. Gen. Joe Martin, commanding general of the Combined Joint Task Force: Operation Inherent Resolve anti-Islamic State coalition, said in a statement. "The coalition takes every feasible measure to protect civilians from harm. The best way to protect civilians is to defeat ISIS." Investigators in post-explosive analysis found residues common to explosives used by the Islamic State but that were not consistent with the explosive content found in the GBU-38 precision-guided munition used in the airstrike.

Weapons and structural experts then concluded based on modeling that the structural damage to the building occurred in a location other than where the airstrike occurred and that the explosive damage that resulted could not have been caused by a single GBU-38 missile, CENTCOM added. "The coalition selected a single GBU-38 precision-guided munition as the most appropriate and proportionate means of engagement to neutralize the threat and to minimize collateral damage," CENTCOM said. "The GBU-38's detonation, localized to the top floor of the structure, ignited a large amount of explosive material which, unknown to the coalition, ISIS fighters had previously placed in the house." Iraq's military previously said explosives rigged by the Islamic State -- rather than airstrikes -- killed the civilians in the incident.

U.S.: Airstrike chain reaction led to over 100 civilian deaths in Mosul
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ISIS Tricked US Into Bombing Building Where 100 Innocents Held Captive
25 May 2017 | The group rigged a house with 1,000 pounds of explosives, put civilians in the basement, and used snipers to bait the coalition
The Islamic State lured U.S.-led forces into conducting an airstrike in March that killed more than 100 civilians in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, a top American military official said Thursday. An investigation into the March bombing found that the terror group rigged a house with more than 1,000 pounds of explosives, put civilians in the basement, and employed two ISIS snipers on the roof to bait the U.S.-led coalition to attack. U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Matthew Isler, the investigating officer for U.S. Central Command, told Pentagon reporters that the bomb used by the American jet, a GBU-38 (500-pound bomb), would not have caused the type of damage associated with the destruction of the building.

The probe found that the U.S. bomb triggered secondary explosions from devices clandestinely planted in the lower floors of the concrete building, Isler said. He said neither the Iraqi troops nor the Americans who authorized and conducted the airstrike knew civilians were in the building or that the explosive materials were present. Isler added that the home's 30-inch concrete walls were "completely pulverized," but the GBU-38, which has a 192-pound warhead, could not have caused such destruction. The GBU-38 is designed to take out enemy combatants on roof tops, not collapse entire structures.


Rescue teams search through the debris of a house destroyed in a March 17, 2017, U.S. airstrike in the western sector of Mosul in this file photo from March 24, 2017. The strike killed more than 100 civilians.​

The American bomb "wouldn't even dent any of the surrounding walls," he added. How ISIS managed to smuggle in half a ton of explosives remains in question, but Isler said bad weather over two days prior to the airstrike hampered the U.S. military's ability to conduct drone reconnaissance over the target area in Mosul and that the weather combined with intense fighting led to "multiple opportunities" for ISIS to smuggle in both the explosives and the civilians into the building. "We don't know when it was moved to the residence," Isler said. "No one saw ISIS move explosives into that area."

Isler said Iraqi forces suffered casualties hours after the strike as they attempted to recover Iraqi civilians killed in the strike and rescue others wounded and trapped under the rubble. Some 101 civilians in the building were killed, and another four died in a nearby building, while 36 civilians remain unaccounted for. The airstrike was likely the largest single incident of civilian deaths since the U.S. air campaign against ISIS began in 2014. The deaths represent about a quarter of all civilian deaths associated with U.S. airstrikes since the air campaign began in 2014.

ISIS Tricked US Into Bombing Building Where 100 Innocents Held Captive | Military.com
 
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