A total of 16 civilians were killed Sunday when the Islamic State (Daesh) carried out attacks in the Iraq city of Mosul, according to the country’s military sources.
A howitzer attack carried out by the militants in a northeastern neighborhood of the province left 11 people dead. Separately, at least five people, including three children, were killed in another howitzer attack at a civilian building east of the city.
In mid-October, the Iraqi army — backed by US-led coalition warplanes and local allies on the ground — launched a major offensive to retake Mosul, Daesh’s last major stronghold in northern Iraq.
Officials in Baghdad have vowed to retake the city, which fell to Daesh in mid-2014, by year’s end.
Enjoy the article?
Did you find this article informative? Please consider contributing to Eurasia Review, as we are truly independent and do not receive financial support from any institution, corporation or organization.