The bodies of over 60 victims pulled from the rubble of destroyed buildings in Mosul
MOSCOW, 26 Mar — RIA Novosti. Body 61 of a man was recovered from under the rubble of the fallen building in Iraq’s Mosul, reports Reuters, citing a military statement.
According to local residents, during the fighting from the building were shooting the militants of the terrorist group “Islamic state”*, and later they were escorted to the basement people, rigged the building to use it as a “live shield”, the statement said command.
Representatives of the coalition said that airstrikes carried out in the area of construction, but the building was destroyed not as a result of air operations.
According to eyewitnesses, the coalition aircraft were trying to destroy a booby-trapped car that was found near the building
In recent days of Mosul have been media reports about a large number of civilians killed in airstrikes in the Western part of the city. The Kurdish TV channel Rudaw reported that more than 200 people on Thursday were killed in the bombing in the al-Jadida — both civilians and militants, who were hiding in their homes.
The coalition led by the USA, the aircraft which helps the Iraqi army said it would investigate the incident.
*a terrorist group banned in Russia