MOSUL — Iraq government forces on Monday discovered a mass grave in western Mosul where Islamic State (IS) militants had buried tens of executed civilians.
Nineveh Police officer Ali Mohsin told BasNews that mass grave, locate in Yarmouk neighborhood of Mosul, contains at least 50 bodies, killed by IS before they were ousted from the neighborhood.
He further revealed that US-led coalition air power has targeted a convoy of IS vehicles in Qabir Bint district of western Mosul, killing at least 14 jihadists and wounding many more.
Following the full liberation of eastern mosul earlier this year, the Iraqi forces in February launched a major-scale assault backed by the coalition warplanes to reclaim the remaining western parts of the city. Fierce confrontations are ongoing in the area with the Iraqi soldiers making territorial gains against IS.