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.