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Iraq sues international coalition for killing 2,000 civilians in Mosul

September 11, 2017 at 3:34 pm

Smoke rises in Mosul from airstrike belonging to the coalition on October 19, 2016 [Anadolu/Ferhat Jahan Panah]

The Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights yesterday filed a lawsuit against the US-led international coalition for killing more than 2,000 civilians in the northern city of Mosul.

Member of the commission Wahda Al-Jumaili said in a statement that the international coalition fought Daesh and explosives destroyed everything in the western part of Mosul including homes, buildings and residential and commercial structures.

Al-Jumaili added that nearly 2,000 bodies have been recovered from the rubble and that the number could increase.

“We call on the prosecution to file lawsuits against the international coalition leaders for violating international humanitarian laws and for its indiscriminate targeting of civilians and criminals,” she said.

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