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.

Reuters March 25, 2017 21:51:22 IST
U.N. stunned by multiple civilian casualties in western Mosul
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UN 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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