Dos cronistas da Antena um , tal como um dito historiador Ramos ou uma I Pimentel não dedicam uma crónica aos massacres de Mossul… Tantas vezes falaram de Alepo, Leiam ” The Independent “de hoje
“More than 40,000 civilians were killed in the devastating battle to retake Mosul from Isis
, according to intelligence reports revealed exclusively to The Independent
– a death toll far higher than previous estimates.
Residents of the besieged city were killed by Iraqi ground forces attempting to forc
e out militants, as well as by air strikes
fighters, according to Kurdish intelligence services.
Hoshyar Zebari, until recently a senior minister in Baghdad, told The Independent that many bodies “are still buried under the rubble”. “The level of human suffering is immense,” he said.
“Kurdish intelligence believes that over 40,000 civilians have been killed as a result of massive firepower used against them, especially by the Federal Police, air strikes and Isis itself,” Mr Zebari added.”
Mr Zebari, a native of Mosul and top Kurdish official who has served as the Iraqi Finance Minister and prior to that Foreign Minister, emphasised in an exclusive interview that the unrelenting artillery bombardment by units of the Federal Police, in practice a heavily armed military unit, had caused immense destruction and loss of life in west Mosul.
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