IS 'indiscriminately' attacks civilians in Mosul: HRW

Materials used by Islamic State group members to make explosives, at the Saint George Church in Qaraqosh, 30 km east of MosulThe Islamic State group is “indiscriminately” attacking civilians who refused to retreat along with the jihadists in the Iraqi city of Mosul, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday. Iraqi forces launched a massive operation to retake the last IS-held city in Iraq more than two months ago, and have pushed the jihadists out of several neighbourhoods on Mosul’s eastern side. “Fighters with the Islamic State (also known as ISIS) have indiscriminately attacked civilian areas in eastern Mosul with mortar rounds and explosives, and deliberately shot at fleeing residents,” HRW said.

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