Civilians killed, injured due to Islamic State attack, coalition airstrikes in western Mosul

Civilians killed, injured as Islamic State militants launched missile attack near Fathi al-Ali mosque, in Mosul al-Jadida.

Mosul ( A missile attack launched by Islamic State members has killed and injured civilians in western Mosul, a source was quoted as saying.

Four civilians were killed, while nine others were injured due to a missile attack launched by the militants against stores that sell food commodities located near Fathi al-Ali mosque in Mosul al-Jadida region, the source, who preferred anonymity, told Sputnik on Sunday.

Meanwhile, local residents said civilians were killed and injured on Sunday as airstrikes launched by the U.S-led coalition targeted IS havens in western Mosul.

One civilian was killed, three others were injured due to the airstrikes launched by the international coalition against al-Iqtisadiyeen district, northwest of Mosul, the residents told Shafaq News website.

In March, the Pentagon said it was going to investigate reports that coalition jets killed more than 200 people in western Mosul’s al-Jadida district.

On Saturday, the Nineveh Operations Command declared full liberation of Mesherfa region. Previously, the troops announced gaining full control on Hawi al-Kanisah region and taken over 50 percent of 17 Tamuz (July 17th) region in western Mosul.

The Iraqi troops opened last week a new front in the northwest of Mosul seeking crackdown on the militants in the Old City after weeks of attempts to invade the area from the south.

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