ICC Note: The battle for Mosul has the potential to become one of the largest humanitarian disasters in history. The presence of ISIL in the area has brought chaos in the area, where women and children have been targeted becoming the most vulnerable.
07/03/2017 Iraq (Fox News) – A string of women suicide bombers attacking Iraqi troops Monday have left at least 15 people dead as forces close in to retake Mosul after more than three years under the Islamic State group’s control. Two women suicide bombers targeted Iraqi troops, killing one soldier and wounding several others. They hid among civilians fleeing the city. On Sunday, At least 14 people, including a police colonel, were killed and 20 others were wounded in another attack at a camp for displaced people by a suicide bomber dressed in a woman’s all-covering robe, a provincial official said. The colonel had grew increasingly suspicious and embraced the attacker moments before the bombs were detonated. … [Full Story]