(The Daily Mail newspaper) Iraqi forces have reportedly killed 10 ISIS chiefs in renewed air strikes, days after ‘tragic’ US-led bombing raids killed 200 civilians in a single district.
Rescuers were still pulling the bodies of women and children from rubble in the Jadideh neighbourhood on Saturday, more than a week after the US-led coalition bombs reportedly landed on March 17.
But on Monday, Iraqi forces renewed their offensive against ISIS in Mosul’s Old City.
As well as the death of 10 ISIS chiefs, Major Ammar Qassem, from the Iraqi army, said clashes between Iraqi forces and terrorists near the town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, had also left a further 17 ISIS members dead.
In retaliation for the US-led coalition airstrikes, ISIS militants set fire to 12 medical storehouses and a blood bank near the Nineveh health department, according to Col Khodeir Saleh, Basnews reported.