US jets strike residential areas in Iraq’s Mosul

Moscow/Baghdad, Nov 3 (IANS) The US-led coalition forces supporting the siege of the Islamic State’s de-facto capital Mosul on Thursday hit residential areas in and around the Iraqi city, the Russian military reported.

“The US is continuing to carry out airstrikes on residential areas in Mosul and towns in the Nineveh governorate,” Lt Gen Sergey Rudosky said, RT online reported.

“On October 31, the Bazvaia and Gogieli neighborhoods, located 14 km and 19 km east of Mosul, were subjected to massive bombardment by coalition aircraft,” Rudosky, head of operations for Russia’s General Staff, told journalists on Thursday.

He added that earlier on October 26, the coalition had attacked residential areas in Hamam el-Elil, damaging a local mosque and causing civilian casualties.