US Airstrike Kill 90 Iraqi Forces in Mosul
Alwaght- The US fighter jets bombarded the positions of Iraqi forces in the northern city of Mosul killing at least 90 of them.
The forces belonged to the 9th Armored Division of the Iraqi army, an Iraqi army source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told the Arabic service of Russia’s Sputnik news agency on Saturday.
The attack also destroyed eight infantry fighting vehicles as well as four Humvee military trucks. Some 100 soldiers were also wounded as a result of the attack.
The US military announced that the attack was a mistake and they were aimed to attack the ISIS terrorists’ gathering.
Iraqi army soldiers, pro-government fighters from Popular Mobilization Units, also known by the Arabic name Hashd al-Sha’abi, and Kurdish Peshmerga forces launched joint operations on October 17 to retake Mosul from ISIS terrorists.
The Iraqi forces’ advance has, however, been slowed down due to the presence of hundreds of thousands of civilians, many of whom are prevented from leaving Mosul by ISIS.
The United Nations says more than 82,000 civilians have experienced forced displacement in the wake of Mosul operation.
(Source / 12.12.2016)