Civilians Paid A High Price In Mosul

Members of the Iraqi forces are seen in the Old City of Mosul on July 10, 2017, during the offensive to retake the embattled city from Islamic State (IS) group fighters. (Fadel Senna/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the Iraqi forces are seen in the Old City of Mosul on July 10, 2017, during the offensive to retake the embattled city from Islamic State (IS) group fighters. (Fadel Senna/AFP/Getty Images)
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Amnesty International is out with a report that criticizes the U.S.-led coalition for civilian deaths in the Iraqi offensive to retake Mosul from ISIS. A spokesman for the coalition calls the report "irresponsible." The report cites civilian deaths in U.S. air strikes, but also acknowledges ISIS held civilians as hostages and executed some.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with the BBC's Jonathan Beale (@bealejonathan) about the civilian toll from the fighting in Mosul.

This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.

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