BREAKING: Massive BOMB Blast Leaves 13 Children DEAD- Bodies Scattered All Over The Streets



Mosul, IRAQ — 28 civilians in western Mosul’s Old City were slaughtered by ISIS savages today as operations continue to clear the last few areas held by the group.

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Maj. Maan Omar, from the Nineveh police department, told BasNews that 28 civilians, including 13 children and seven elders, died from gunshots and IED explosions while fleeing al-Midan area in the Old City.


Omar said the dead bodies of those civilians remain in the streets and alleyways of that area.

Witnesses say that body parts are scattered all over.


The United Nations warned last month that an increasing number of civilians were being targeted by Islamic State militants during the escape towards security-held areas in Mosul, Iraqi News reports.

The Iraqi Joint Operations Command said last Thursday its forces regained control of the Grand Nuri Mosque where Islamic State declared a self-styled “caliphate” in 2014, a symbolic victory which the Iraqi government and military generals deemed a declaration of the collapse of the Islamic State’s rule in the country.

According to a monthly death count released by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI), Nineveh province topped the civilian death tally for the month of June with 289 deaths. A total of 411 deaths was counted during that month, besides 294 injuries.

Sabah al-Noaman, a spokesperson of the CTS, also said only a few groups of ISIS were hiding at some areas of the Old City while trying to find a way out. He said forces freed more than 900 families from the district.

“The return of al-Nuri Mosque and al-Hadba minaret to the fold of the nation marks the end of the Daesh state of falsehood,” Iraqi premier Haider al-Abadi said in a statement earlier on Thursday.

Al-Abadi has already “issued instructions to bring the battle to its conclusion”, his office said on Wednesday.

He said Iraqi forces would continue to hunt Islamic State’s fighters “to kill them and detain them, down to the last one”.

Operation Inherent Resolve to retake the city began in October 2016. While the struggle for Mosul – once a cosmopolitan city of 1.5 million people and the jewel in Isis’s crown – has almost reached its end, the militants still cling on to pockets of northern Iraq near the border with Syria.


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