‘THEY ARE DEAD ALREADY’: Shocking Video Of Skeletal Children In Besieged Mosul

Skeleton of mosul (credit: Anna Foster/BBC 5)
A video has captured shocking images of starving children in the Isis-held city of Mosul – where hundreds of thousands are now without water. More than 1.5 million people are thought to be still in the city, as Iraqi army units have retaken about a quarter of Mosul from Isis militants.

The emaciated boys – thought to be aged two and nine – were filmed when they arrived at the Hasansham refugee camp. The mother (who has not been named) told Radio 5 live, ‘It’s so difficult for me, for my husband, for them. I can see that they are dead already. I cannot believe that they are alive.’


Water supplies to about 650,000 residents of the Iraqi city of Mosul have been cut off after a pipeline was hit during fighting between the army and Islamic State militants, a local official said on Tuesday.
Displaced Iraqi boys, who fled the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul TPX
‘The maintenance team cannot reach the pipeline because it lies in an area being fought over,’ Hussam al-Abar, a member of Mosul’s Nineveh provincial council said.

The news is a blow to authorities hoping that residents will stay in Mosul while U.S.-backed troops try to crush Islamic State in northern Iraq’s largest city, which the militants seized in

‘There is a big shortage of drinking water,’ Abar said. ‘We are facing a humanitarian catastrophe.’ ‘Basic services such as water, electricity, health, food are non-existent (in Mosul),’ he said, standing in an eastern suburb while mortars fired inside the city.

  - Metro

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