Monday, June 5, 2017

The Battle For The Iraqi City Of Mosul -- News Updates June 5, 2017

The Iraqi government said that it is investigating claims that its army used the chemical weapon white phosphorus near a hospital during attacks in Mosul on Saturday

Daily Mail: Did Iraq use deadly phosphorous? Probe after sinister white-blue clouds are filmed over ISIS-held western Mosul

* The Iraqi State claimed that the alleged attack near a hospital was a smoke bombardment aimed at blurring the vision of IS snipers targeting civilians
* But Human Rights Watch had said images of the bombs show white phosphorus
* The Iraqi command said that videos of white clouds of smoke were 'inaccurate'

Sinister white-blue clouds were filmed above ISIS-controlled western Mosul on Saturday which has prompted an official probe into whether banned chemical weapons were used in the attack.

The Iraqi government said that it is investigating claims that its army used white phosphorus near a hospital during attacks in Mosul on Saturday.

But the Iraqi command fighting IS in Mosul said that the alleged white phosphorus attack was actually a smoke offensive intended to deter IS snipers who were trying to shoot civilians escaping the area.

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The Battle For The Iraqi City Of Mosul -- News Updates June 5, 2017

Iraq investigates alleged use of white phosphorus in Isis-controlled western Mosul -- IBTimes
Iraqi government accused of firing white phosphorus shells into Mosul -- Euronews
Command : alleged Mosul phosphorus attack was intentional smoke screen -- Iraqi News
Civilians able to flee Islamic State-held homes in Mosul count their blessings as fighting intensifies -- Japan Times/AFP
Iraq paramilitary troops take strategic town west of Mosul -- ABC News/AP
Iraqi forces kill 21 IS members, including snipers, in snap attack in Mosul -- Iraqi News
Coalition: Mosul air campaign is ‘most accurate’ in military history -- RUDAW
Blindfolded, bound corpses in Mosul raise concern about extrajudicial killings -- RUDAW
Iraqi forces discover large underground IS prison in western Mosul -- Kurdistan 24
On Mosul's Front Line: A Grueling Battle on Civilian Streets -- New York Times
UNICEF: 100,000 children in dangerous conditions in Mosul -- Washington Post/AP
UNICEF: 100,000 children at risk in Mosul -- Al Jazeera
Looters target empty homes in Iraq's Mosul -- AFP

3 comments:

manstien said...

White phosphorous for sure! Smoke? LOL! Where are the "military consultants"!!!

PlatoII said...

White phosphorous is used for smoke missions. But if people are going to be upset about that next time the could just drop HE and get the job done right. And this is the first time I have ever heard of WP described as a "chemical weapon". If we start reclassifying things as chemical weapons we risk people just ignoring the rules on all chemical weapons, including the real ones.

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