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30 civilians killed in air strike on Mosul
14:39, 14 January 2017
30 civilians killed in air strike on Mosul

The aim of the strikes was most likely the house of senior militant Harbi Abdel Qader

14:39, 14 January 2017

BBC Russia

About 30 civilians were killed during the air strikes on Mosul in Iraq. It was reported by Reuters, citing data from the locals.

Air strikes hit the western district of Mosul al-Jadida area, which is controlled by ISIS militants, on Thursday. Local people have seen at least three missiles hit the city.

Perhaps the aim of the attack was to eliminate one of the ISIS commanders Harbi Abdel Qader. During the attack Qader was not there, however family members were killed.

The operation to liberate Mosul from ISIS continued since last October. Around 80% of the eastern part of the city returned under control of the Iraqi military, but the west remains entirely in the hands of terrorists.

Related: Iraqi troops took another district of Mosul under control

Related: Iraqi troops took key district of Mosul from ISIS

Related: Iraqi troops will release Mosul from ISIS within a few weeks

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