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ISIS cowards use CHILDREN as human shields during desperate gunfight in Mosul

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By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)
3/30/2017 (2 years ago)
Catholic Online (https://www.catholic.org)

Footage recorded by drones in Mosul reveal the terrorist group's cowardly practice.

Drone footage revealed ISIS members using children as human shields during gunfights in Mosul.

For a group claiming to not be afraid of death, ISIS doesn't hesitate to use child shields.

For a group claiming to not be afraid of death, ISIS doesn't hesitate to use child shields.

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By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)
Catholic Online (https://www.catholic.org)
3/30/2017 (2 years ago)

Published in Middle East

Keywords: ISIS, Mosul, children, shields


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - According to the Iraqi Observation for Human Rights (IOHR), ISIS recently kidnapped nearly 200 children from western Mosul, believed to be used as human shields during attacks.

IOHR reported 197 children were taken hostage from al-Nouri Grand Mosque in western Mosul.


The high number of civilians in and around Mosul have led to the suspension of Iraqi-led attacks. The military is currently regrouping and attempting to discuss the most efficient way to reclaim Mosul without killing innocent civilians.

Coalition forces recently launched an offensive attack while the eastern parts of Mosul and the surrounding areas were liberated but the number of civilian casualties has reached disturbing numbers.

According to Kurdistan 24, nearly 4,000 innocent civilians have been killed in Mosul since the beginning of the reclaiming campaign.

Iraqi Brig. Gen. Thaer al-Mosawi told the Turkish Anadolu Agency up to 3,846 civilian deaths have occurred since mid-February.

Drone footage reveals ISIS militants using children as human shields.

Drone footage reveals ISIS militants using children as human shields (Iraqi Federal Police).


He added, "Those who have fled the combat areas are reporting high civilian casualties."

The U.S. military admitted Saturday it conducted an airstrike March 17 and destroyed an ISIS truck loaded with explosives.

Col. Muntathar Al-Shamari, the head of the Iraqi Counter-terrorism Unit in Mosul, told CNN: "When the [vehicle] was struck, it exploded, destroying one or two of the houses next to [it] where families were hiding."


The exact number of civilian casualties in that strike remain unclear.

Meanwhile, ISIS continues to kidnap innocents to use as shields, raising the number of civilian casualties even higher.

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