Media coverage of Iraqi Mosul op ‘censored & suppressed’ – RT reporter in embattled city

from RT

The Iraqi Army keeps press coverage of its operation in Mosul “censored and suppressed,” only allowing access to certain locations, RT’s Murad Gazdiev, reporting from the scene, says, as the UN warns of soaring civilian casualties.

When Murad Gazdiev arrived in the embattled city to cover the latest events, Iraqi officers warned his crew not to film what is being done to the city.

Gazdiev gave as an example an operation to dismantle a bomb, apparently left behind by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) militants in one of the houses.

Iraqi troops made the decision to blow up the building rather than demine it. They also did not allow the media to cover the event…

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‘The worst is yet to come in Mosul exodus’ – UNHCR representative in Iraq

Coalition air strikes ‘kill more than 200 people’ in Mosul

from the Telegraph

More than 200 civilians are reported to have been killed in a single US-led coalition raid on Mosul, as the United Nations warned yesterday the worst was yet to come for those still trapped in the Iraqi city.

Some 230 bodies of mostly women and children were pulled from three adjoining houses in the Jadida neighbourhood of west Mosul overnight Wednesday and into Thursday morning, according to witnesses…

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Dozens of Mosul civilians killed by overnight US, Iraq airstrikes

from Middle East Monitor

Iraqi local and security sources have said today that dozens of civilians have been killed with dozens more wounded after airstrikes conducted by the Iraqi government and the US-led coalition against neighborhoods in western Mosul.

According to Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, the aerial bombardment lasted for most of last night in an attempt to facilitate further Iraqi government advances in areas of western Mosul…

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Mosul situation is alarming, media and UN must be impartial – Lavrov

Sputnik EXCLUSIVE: Secret Document Tells Daesh (“ISIS”) Not to Attack US Coalition Planes (in Mosul)

(I wonder why “ISIS” wouldn’t want their sub-contractors to shoot down any US warplanes with the weapons the US gave them.)

from Sputnik International

Decree instructing Daesh fighters not to attack coalition aircraft.

Sputnik’s Arabic bureau has obtained photos of a decree by Daesh (ISIL/ISIS) leaders instructing its fighters not to attack US-led coalition aircraft operating over Mosul and the surrounding area.

The document, discovered in the recently-liberated Iraqi city of Bakhdida, about 32 km southeast of the Daesh-held stronghold of Mosul, explicitly tells jihadis not to attack any coalition aircraft over Mosul or its suburbs.

According to Sputnik Arabic, the decree was discovered by Assyrian Christian militia on an information stand in central Bakhdida, at a so-called Daesh ‘mobilization center’. Such centers were established by the terrorist group to mobilize the local population and train new recruits.

The text of the decree reads: “It is strictly forbidden to shoot down, using any weapons whatsoever, any aircraft that is in the air, no matter what height they are flying at, even if the aircraft lands on the rooftop of houses.”

The document is signed by local Daesh leader Abu Muawia.

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CNN’s Star Field Propagandist Arwa Damon Spends 28 Hours With an Iraqi Death Squad in Mosul

by Scott Creighton

God Jesus I hate Arwa Damon. She’s been making “on the scene” propaganda from various Global War OF Terror hot spots for years, trying to punch her ticket to the Big Club and an anchor seat with the Big Boys on the Clinton News Network (CNN)

I covered her war-mongering hearts and minds bullshit propaganda before.

Today Arwa has release of video of her and her cameraman riding along as “embedded journalists” with an Iraqi death squad in Mosul where she calmly explains how they “accidentally” shot and killed an elderly cab driver and conducted and interview with a family who’s young daughter was absolutely terrified of the Iraqi death squad members standing just off camera and actually walked over and put her arms her father, crying, saying she loved him and “needed” him. She did that because she knew exactly what those men were capable of and were there to do. The fate of the father was not mentioned in Arwa’s despicable video.

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