On Mosul offered to drop the dates instead of leaflets


The head of the Commission on human rights of the Iraqi province of Nineveh called on the authorities to stop dumping on Mosul leaflets, costing to the budget are in “millions of dinars”. On Monday, April 17, RIA Novosti reported.

Ghazwan Hamid al-Davudi stated that in the Western part of the town has developed extreme dire humanitarian situation. “I need to reset the dates from aircraft over the besieged districts,” he said, explaining that this inexpensive and available in the middle East, the product will save the locals from starvation.

The operation to liberate the Western part of Mosul, the administrative centre in Ninawa and the unofficial capital of the “Islamic state” (IG; the activities of the group banned in Russia) — is from February of this year with the participation of aircraft of the international coalition led by the United States. In late March, Iraqi security forces have decided to suspend massive attack due to the increased number of casualties, however, on April 14, the battle for the center of the city resumed. It was noted that local residents who had not fled their homes, were issued instruction on behavior in conditions of street fighting.

The Eastern areas of Mosul was emptied of the militants in January 2017.

Dates is the edible fruit of some species of date palms are rich in vitamins and minerals. The product is commercially available generally in the form of dried fruit, its energy value is about 277 calories per 100 grams.