According to Reuters, Saturday, Pentagon said that coalition forces had destroyed a building in the main medical complex of western Mosul that was suspected of housing an Islamic State command center.
However, in turn, ISIS said that coalition aircraft had attacked a civilian target. According to Iraqi Spring Media Center, as a result of the air attack 18 people were killed, mostly women and children, and wounded 47 others.
Was it another mistake of the US-coalition, is a question. Independent media have no access to western Mosul or other areas under Islamic State control in Iraq and Syria. The UN stressed that the war can’t justify blatant violations of international law. If it turns out that the coalition aircraft actually struck at civilian targets, no excuses will not help it.
According to many Syrian experts, the situation in Mosul is not only a military but also a humanitarian catastrophe, which won’t end in the near future.