General announces new measures in Mosul and al-Jubouri, waving to halt operations
12:03 am (Baghdad time)
Baghdad balances News
He said the commander of US forces in the Middle East, Gen. Joseph Votal, said the killing of a large number of civilians in air strikes in Mosul is a terrible tragedy.
Votal said in a statement, "we are investigating about the incident to determine exactly what happened, and we continue to take extraordinary measures to avoid hitting civilians."
Votal did not officially acknowledge that the international coalition that led Washington to launch the raids.
And he confirmed that coalition forces, it's directed blows to the sector in which a large number of civilians killed in western Mosul.
Iraqi officials and witnesses said the air strikes against terrorists in recent days led to the deaths of civilians numbering ranges between tens and hundreds, but it was not possible to confirm the death toll independently.
He Votal in his statement that "the battle in Mosul difficult because the terrorists mingling with civilians."
"The Iraqi and coalition forces have taken measures to reduce as much as possible the suffering of the population."
And managed more than two hundred thousand people to flee west of Mosul from a month ago, according to Iraqi authorities.
He noted Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jubouri, the "likelihood to stop military operations in Mosul, in the case of civilian casualties continued until develop appropriate plans to restore the city," according to Manglth media Arabiyh.anthy 29 /