Half a million civilians in Mosul are facing the risk of death
Mar 20, 2017
Mosul, Anatolia said the Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights (non-governmental), on Sunday, said more than 40 civilians were killed in the past two days fighting in the western side of the city of Mosul in the north, pointing out that more than half a million civilians are at risk of death there.
A report of the Observatory for activists and aid workers, while in Mosul, saying «the last 48 hours, more than 40 civilians were killed when they were used by the organization of the state, as human shields and American planes bombed».
He activists and aid workers, according to the Observatory report that «the 40 civilian residents Aserjkhanh areas and al-Faruq and Shahwan and inspired the message field», all in the western side of the conductor ».
They added that «regulation overlies the roofs of houses, wearing military uniforms, worn by government forces, not to draw attention, but after learning that the security forces so the entire house targets».
And because of the report, the monitoring network in the Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights, based on information obtained from sources on the western side of the connector, the «state regulation, detained civilians in basements for use as human shields, and this particular event in the new connector regions inspired message».
Network members spoke about the vulnerability of information that hundreds of residents in the western side to the psychological trauma, there are two cases of suicide recently with February last, in the old Mosul ».
The observatory said, that the continuation of government forces using heavy weapons excessively in densely populated areas, and non-observance of humanitarian file, will increase the number of civilian deaths and help «State», the success of his plans to use them as human shields.
Iraqi army commanders and all their supporters in the battle of the restoration of the west coast of Mosul and called for a commitment to international humanitarian law and take the necessary steps to reduce the risk of the organization «State» on the safety of civilians.
He called the international coalition and intelligence agencies identify the goals of the elements of «state» accurately to prevent endangering civilians, and to give the safety of civilians in a given priority sorties launched by coalition against the organization.
He pointed out that more than half a million civilians are facing the risk of death in the western side of the connector, which is witnessing fierce battles between Iraqi government forces supported by the International Air Alliance, and the organization «State».
The observatory said in his report, he said that «the Iraqi security forces and the international coalition are still using excessive shelling residential neighborhoods in Mosul, and this increases the number of civilian casualties».
He quoted a medical source, unnamed, and still lives in the old Mosul area (western side) that «civilians in areas where fierce fighting, living in developing myself difficult, many of whom have been subjected to shocks due to the intensification of the fighting or seeing bodies scattered or fear of the fall of their homes ».
The source pointed out, according to the report, to the «fall of dozens of houses in al-Faruq and Aserjkhanh areas, and Daesh, was executed last week, the whole family in the neighborhood of the message, she was going to flee towards areas controlled by the Iraqi security forces» LINK