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Mosul families complain overuse of airstrikes killed thousands as they count their dead in wake of Isis defeat

13 Jul

“There were very few Daesh [Isis fighters] in our neighbourhood, but they dropped a lot of bombs on them,” says Qais, 47, a resident of the al-Jadida district of Mosul. “We reckon that the airstrikes here killed between 600 and 1,000 people.”He shows pictures on his phone of a house that had stood beside his own before it was hit by a bomb or missile that had reduced it to a heap of smashed-up bricks. “There were no Daesh in the house,” says Qais. But there were seven members of the Abu Imad family living there, of whom five were killed along with two passers-by.

Source: Mosul families complain overuse of airstrikes killed thousands as they count their dead in wake of Isis defeat | The Independent

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