Huge civilians casualties have not stopped an Iraqi offensive on IS-held neighbourhoods in Mosul, but activists warned that massacres will continue if forces use heavy weaponry.
Calls made by the Syrian National Coalition follow allegations US-lead coalition airstrikes have killed hundreds in Raqqa, and Mosul, across the Iraqi border, in attacks that could constitute "war
An "initial agreement" to suspend the use of artillery shelling and airstrikes in Mosul neighbourhoods 'except when necessary' has been reportedly reached
The number of victims in alleged Mosul air raids has risen to 511 people, including 187 children under the age of 15, the Iraqi civil defence has said.
The Iraqi speaker of parliament has expressed concern over an air raid that killed more than 200 civilians in western Mosul where US-backed troops are fighting IS.
While Iraq's parliament speaker Salim al-Jabouri has expressed concern over reports of airstrikes that may have killed more than 100 civilians in western Mosul.
Over 200 people were reportedly killed as a result of suspected coalition airstrikes on the al-Jadida neighbourhood of west Mosul as civilian casualties in the IS-held bastion continue to rise
In Mosul at the scene of a devastating air raid, which killed as many as 200 civilians, Civil Defence responders spoke of the horrors civilians are facing.
Turkey is a key NATO ally to the US. However Washington's faith in Kurdish forces currently marching on IS de facto capital threatens to derail the relationship.
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