Adding to the ever-growing civilian toll of the invasion of the major ISIS city of Mosul, warplanes from the US-led coalition attacked a house in the Jadida District, believed to belong to a senior ISIS commander, causing widespread damage in the area and killing between 25 and 30 civilian bystanders.
The US says they are still looking into the reports and could not yet confirm if their planes were responsible, but adding insult to injury, the reports out of Mosul suggest the intended target wasn’t even at home at the time, so he did not end up among the substantial casualties.
Centcom confirmed that they “routinely” launch airstrikes in the area, and that the location in question appears to be in close proximity to coalition strikes that day, meaning it is presumed to be among them. This comes amid growing UN concerns about civilian casualties in Mosul.
The UN’s most recent comments warned that the civilian casualties in Mosul are far higher than yet acknowledged, saying that the expected civilian casualties in fighting in a large city would be 15% up to 20% of the casualties in the fight, and that rather their indications are that about half of all casualties in Mosul are civilian bystanders.
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So where are the #MosulisBurning , #SaveMosul etc hashtaggers, the “7 year old girls” threatened by American bombs, the “last message before we’re killed” so called activists tweeting from the rubble? Where are the liberals farcically “marching” from Germany to Mosul? Where is the media outrage in The Guardian or the New York Crimes?
As soon as War Pig Obama is out of office the outrage will return if Trump follows the same policy. NYT doesn’t deem this relevant as long as Obama is in office.
If this had happened in Syria, our outrage at the Russians would be loud, both official and in the mainstream press and with NGO’s.
Where is big mouth Samantha Powers? I wonder if she is documenting these war crimes of her boss?
Why does Forbes want to lie about the Trump dossier being fake? They claim it’s full of spelling mistakes but I’ve just read the first 5 pages and the spelling is flawless. In fact, it even avoids the mistakes that are usually made.
Which doesn’t make the dossier real, but it does make one wonder what the writers at Forbes are up to?
luv from Canada.
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