People carry bodies after airstrike in the village of Fadhiliya near Mosul. Eight civilians, including three of them children, were killed by a US airstrike on their home near Mosul [Image: Fazel Hawramy for the Guardian].

People carry bodies after airstrike in the village of Fadhiliya near Mosul. Eight civilians, including three of them children, were killed by a US airstrike on their home near Mosul [Image: Fazel Hawramy for the Guardian].


Only a few days ago, the Western media were accusing Russia of war crimes because of air strikes on Aleppo that killed civilians. Now the US has done the same.

Will we be accusing the US of war crimes any time soon? No?

Will we be accusing our press of hypocrisy any time soon? No?

Why not?

Eight civilians from one family, three of them children, were killed by a US airstrike on their home a few kilometres outside Mosul, relatives, officials and Kurdish troops fighting in the area say.

The attack came after a week of heavy fighting in Fadhiliya village, where Iraqi and Kurdish forces backed by coalition airpower were battling Isis militants as part of the push to recapture Iraq’s second largest city.

Pictures showed villagers uncovering bodies from a pile of rubble that had been a home. The house was hit twice, and some of the rubble and shrapnel was thrown up to 300 metres.

Source: Mosul: US airstrike that killed Iraqi family deepens fears for civilians | World news | The Guardian

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