A mass grave with bodies of 50 civilians, killed in airstrikes of the US-led coalition on residential areas of Mosul, has been discovered in the southwestern part of the city.
A mass burial of civilians has been discovered in the Iraqi city of Mosul, the Shafaq News information portal reported, citing a representative of the administration of Nineveh province. According to the website, all these people were killed in airstrikes, carried out by the US-led coalition on residential areas of the city.
“A mass grave with bodies of 50 people, including women and children, was found in the area of New Mosul in the southwestern part of the city on the right bank of the Tiger,” the official said.
The UN expressed concern over the large number of casualties among civilian population of the Iraqi city of Mosul, who lost their lives in airstrikes on residential areas of the city.
Earlier, Deputy Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, Farhan Khak, said that the UN is concerned about reports of a large number of casualties among civilians in Mosul, who died as the result of coalition’s airstrikes.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid bin Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein, also noted large number of civilian casualties in the city and stressed that the responsibility for these losses entirely lies with the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group and the international coalition, led by the US. He called on the Iraqi Army and the US-led coalition‘s forces to urgently review their tactics of the fighting in order to avoid further civilian casualties.