Mosul Iraq

US accuses IS of using human shields as Mosul offensive continues

Fighters with the so-called “Islamic State” (IS) group have been trapping Mosul’s civilian population to use as human shields, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.

Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain Jeff Davis said IS had for weeks prevented Mosul’s estimated population of 1.5 million from escaping.

“We know they are being used as human shields, absolutely,” Davis told reporters. “They are being held there against their will. We have not seen any change in the last day of people leaving or fleeing.”

Moment injured ISIS fighter detonates his suicide vest next to Peshmerga forces

  • vwVwwVwv

    imagine press and politics if it wuldent be alppo and mosul, imagine
    israel wuld conquer Gaza.
    no talks about colaterals, no frustrated besiged arabs, nothing curgical,
    barrel bombs and WW2 Katjushas….
    go get ISIS…..
    the next terrorgag is waiting to step in the same footsteps.

    • FactsWillOut

      What, is Israel some kind of global lapdog waiting for approval from communist west to defend itself?

      • vwVwwVwv

        a good question to the wrong guy.

  • Cat-astrophe

    War is hell.
    Just get the job done, don’t let the ISIS cowards use any excuse.
    If you do not stamp these idiots out, and quickly, you feed them and their future recruits with hope.
    If you do not stamp them out completely because you are too weak to do the job, ISIS will survive and in the future they will kill many more than the human shields that die now.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    Jihadis are garbage. And this just in: water is wet.

  • Alain

    They are being accused of using their standard operational procedures. Muslims always do this, not only ISIS. It is we with our silly “rules of engagement” who are the suckers.