An Iraqi officer says that two ladies suicide bombers, covering up among a gathering of escaping civilians, targeted Iraqi troops in Mosul, murdering one soldier and injuring a few.
Sgt Ali Abdullah Hussein says the assault was the most recent by the Islamic State bunch as Iraqi forces surround the last pocket of militant-held territory in the Old City neighborhood.
The IS gathering’s last remain in Mosul is quickly contracting, with the activists now controlling a little more than 1 square kilometer taking all things together.
Hussein says the assault happened early today in the region of the wrecked al-Nuri Mosque.
He said that in the course of recent days, no less than four such assaults have focused on Iraqi forces as civilians escape the wild battling in the Old City’s congested lanes.