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U.N. stunned by multiple civilian casualties in western Mosul | Reuters

 U.N. stunned by multiple civilian casualties in western Mosul
| Reuters

BAGHDAD The United Nations expressed profound concern on Saturday over reports of an incident in the battle for the Iraqi city of Mosul that caused a high number of civilian casualties.

"We are stunned by this terrible loss of life," Lise Grande, the humanitarian coordinator for Iraq, said in a statement.

Local officials and residents said on Thursday that dozens of people were buried in collapsed buildings after an air raid against Islamic State militants in the al-Aghawat al-Jadidah district triggered a huge explosion last week. (Reporting by Ahmed Rasheed, Writing by Angus MacSwan; Editing by Julia Glover)

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Updated Date: Mar 25, 2017 21:51:22 IST