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IS shells residential district near Mosul, 23 civilian casualties

IS shells residential district near Mosul, 23 civilian casualties
Member of the Islamic State group prepares a mortar shell to attack people in Mosul.

Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) A security source in Nineveh Province revealed that a 23 civilians were either killed or wounded by an Islamic State’s shelling, while trying to leave a residential district in eastern Mosul, Alsumaria News reported on Thursday.

The source said, “Today, members of the Islamic State group shelled al-Maliyah neighborhood, which was liberated earlier by the joint security forces, in eastern Mosul, killing 19 civilians and wounding four others.”

“Security forces rushed to the area of incident to evacuate bodies and provide treatment to the wounded.” The source explained. “The Islamic State’s members bombed the displaced amilies with mortar shells,” he added.

The Islamic State usually bombs the areas that were liberated by the joint security forces in Mosul, to target residents of these areas who refused to stand by it against security forces.



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