Tag: Mosul

Mosul’s Bloodbath: ‘We killed Everyone – IS, Men, Women and Children’

The Iraqi soldier looks out from his tiny three-walled room, across a wasteland of rubble that crumbles steeply down to the banks of the Tigris, and contemplates his final, brutal, days of fighting Islamic State. “We killed them all,” he says quietly. “Daesh, men, women and children. We killed everyone.” What remains of this part of Mosul’s Old City, where Islamic...

A Shameful Silence: Where is the Outrage Over the Slaughter of Civilians in Mosul?

The catastrophic number of civilian casualties in Mosul is receiving little attention internationally from politicians and journalists. This is in sharp contrast to the outrage expressed worldwide over the bombardment of east Aleppo by Syrian government and Russian forces at the end of 2016. Hoshyar Zebari, the Kurdish leader and former Iraqi finance and foreign minister, told me in an...