Modal close

Dear Democracy Now! Visitor: You turn to Democracy Now! for independent, ad-free daily news covering the issues you care about the most. We can only produce our daily news hour with your support. Right now, every donation to Democracy Now! will be doubled by a generous supporter. This means if you give $8 today, Democracy Now! will get $16 to support our daily news hour. If you've been waiting to make your contribution to Democracy Now!, today is your day. It takes just a couple of minutes to make sure that Democracy Now! is there for you and everybody else.

Non-commercial news needs your support.

We rely on contributions from you, our viewers and listeners to do our work. If you visit us daily or weekly or even just once a month, now is a great time to make your monthly contribution.

Please do your part today.


Airwars: U.S.-Led Coalition Airstrikes Reportedly Kill Dozens of Iraqi Civilians

HeadlineJun 15, 2017
H05 mosul damage

U.S.-led coalition airstrikes also continue in Iraq amid the ongoing battle to retake the city of Mosul from ISIS. The monitoring group Airwars says U.S.-led bombing and attacks by the U.S.-backed Iraqi military have reportedly killed dozens of civilians over the last week.

On Monday, 12 members of an extended family were reportedly killed after an alleged coalition airstrike destroyed their house in Mosul’s Borsa neighborhood. Dozens more civilians were reportedly killed on Sunday amid airstrikes and shelling in multiple neighborhoods, including in Zanjili, where Iraqi forces reportedly found a child alone in his house, after the entire rest of his family was killed. On Saturday, 13 civilians, including engineer Abdullah al-Mazouri, reportedly died after airstrikes in Mosul’s Shifa neighborhood, while, on Friday, at least 18 civilians reportedly died after airstrikes hit their homes and they were buried underneath the rubble in the center of Mosul.

The Pentagon has confirmed launching at least one airstrike in and around Mosul every day over the last week.

The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation
Up arrowTop