Militants “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia) fired at refugees leaving the Iraqi city of Mosul. About it reports Reuters.
People were trying to leave the area Sangili, located in the historical part of the city, and came under mortar fire. According to the Iraqi interior Ministry, seven people died, 23 were injured. All the victims were taken to a field hospital.
Dozens of fugitives succeeded sound to reach the positions of government troops. They said that the gunmen ordered the residents were Sangili to leave their homes and go to another part of Mosul, under the control of militants of the Old Town to use them as human shields. After that, people decided to escape.
May 11, Iraqi security forces promised to liberate the Western part of Mosul held by is militants, before the Muslim Holy month of Ramadan, however, to do this failed. Release operation is conducted since February of this year, with the support 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.