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Iraq: IED kills at least two civilians in Mosul as military campaign escalates *GRAPHIC*02:18

Iraq: IED kills at least two civilians in Mosul as military campaign escalates *GRAPHIC*

Iraq, Mosul
March 19, 2017 at 19:03 GMT -00:00 · Published

At least two civilians were killed when they stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED) on their way to a food distribution point in Mosul’s al-Mamun, Sunday.

Sitting inside an ambulance, Mosul resident Farhan Khalid Ali described the incident: "An IED exploded on us, we were five or six, because of the IED we didn't realise anything, we were walking on the sidewalk of the street."

The injured, including several children, were brought to a nearby Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) medical facility for treatment.

The military operation against the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Mosul began on October 17 last year. IS captured the city in 2014 and the offensive is now fronted by the US-led anti-IS coalition and the Iraqi army, who have been carrying out airstrikes in the city. Thousands of Mosul residents have been forced to flee the fighting as the campaign escalates.

Iraq: IED kills at least two civilians in Mosul as military campaign escalates *GRAPHIC*02:18
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At least two civilians were killed when they stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED) on their way to a food distribution point in Mosul’s al-Mamun, Sunday.

Sitting inside an ambulance, Mosul resident Farhan Khalid Ali described the incident: "An IED exploded on us, we were five or six, because of the IED we didn't realise anything, we were walking on the sidewalk of the street."

The injured, including several children, were brought to a nearby Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) medical facility for treatment.

The military operation against the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Mosul began on October 17 last year. IS captured the city in 2014 and the offensive is now fronted by the US-led anti-IS coalition and the Iraqi army, who have been carrying out airstrikes in the city. Thousands of Mosul residents have been forced to flee the fighting as the campaign escalates.

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