U.S. troop levels are expected to remain at current levels despite the recapture of Mosul, according to Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend who commands the U.S.-led Coalition against the Islamic State militants. Furthermore, both the United States and Iraq are considering retaining U.S. forces in Iraq even after the militants are vanquished.
Amnesty International accused both sides in the war against ISIS/Daesh of humanitarian violations that possibly include war crimes. The crimes perpetrated by the militants include forced relocation and murder. The Coalition is charged with failing to ensure the safety of civilians, disproportionate attacks, and revenge attacks against militants and their families. The organization also indicated that over 5,000 civilians may have been killed between February 19 and June 19 in Mosul.
At least 14 people were killed and four were wounded:
In Imam Gharbi, militants executed three militiamen.
One soldier was killed and three were wounded in a roadside bombing in Ramadi.
A bomb in Khalis killed one person and wounded another.
Nine militants were killed in an airstrike on Tal Afar.
Read more by Margaret Griffis
- Dozens of Bodies Recovered in Mosul; 94 Killed in Iraq – July 25th, 2017
- Multiple Mass Graves Found; 151 Killed in Iraq – July 24th, 2017
- Bombers Turn Attention to Baquba; 18 Killed in Iraq – July 23rd, 2017
- Body Dumping Continues in Baghdad; 34 Killed in Iraq – July 22nd, 2017
- Sunni and Shi’ite Forces Quarrel in Mosul; 13 Killed in Iraq – July 21st, 2017