US Army M109A6 Paladin at Qayyarah West, Battle of Mosul, 16 Oct 2016

Battle for Western #Mosul

“It Smells of Corpses” – Reports from the Battle of Western Mosul as it Happens.

  1. BBC corespondent on the ground in #Mosul says they’ve not seen any civilians during 2 days of operations to “Liberate Mosul” everyone’s fled  https://twitter.com/sommervillebbc/status/833662672222707712 
  2. Just birdsong here now. I'd almost call it peaceful. But we have to move on, it's not safe. https://t.co/Zf1j7xgD0e

    Just birdsong here now. I’d almost call it peaceful. But we have to move on, it’s not safe. pic.twitter.com/Zf1j7xgD0e
  3. #CombatFootage: Quentin Sommerville's report from the battle for western Mosul yesterday. | https://t.co/OmBtSeQGeq https://t.co/4XnIxCygSs

    #CombatFootage: Quentin Sommerville’s report from the battle for western Mosul yesterday. |  http://ift.tt/2lAncaA  pic.twitter.com/4XnIxCygSs
  4. From Syria, he was armed with an M16, an AK47 and had four hand grenades inc 1 in his hand. His leg was badly lacerated from the airstrike https://t.co/L1J4fLlVXm

    From Syria, he was armed with an M16, an AK47 and had four hand grenades inc 1 in his hand. His leg was badly lacerated from the airstrike pic.twitter.com/L1J4fLlVXm
  5. #bbc Iraqi forces ‘within sight’ of IS stronghold of Mosul: The BBC’s Quentin Sommerville…  https://goo.gl/fb/5oAmHs 
  6. From the second shadow he opened fire on the ERD forces. The killed him ten minutes ago. He's still bleeding. https://t.co/WPTiv7RuNI

    From the second shadow he opened fire on the ERD forces. The killed him ten minutes ago. He’s still bleeding. pic.twitter.com/WPTiv7RuNI
  7. Further along the path... one of the IS fighters crawled out alive. https://t.co/J0oDiLf34h

    Further along the path… one of the IS fighters crawled out alive. pic.twitter.com/J0oDiLf34h
  8. Here an airstrike by the Tigris on an IS position https://t.co/85pTq2a6i5

    Here an airstrike by the Tigris on an IS position pic.twitter.com/85pTq2a6i5
  9. Just to the right, another dead IS fighter he appears to have crawled out and died here, he has a head wound and extensive shrapnel damage https://t.co/oTSPG4UWLs

    Just to the right, another dead IS fighter he appears to have crawled out and died here, he has a head wound and extensive shrapnel damage pic.twitter.com/oTSPG4UWLs
  10. It's smells of corpses. To the left of the frame the hand of a dead boy, an IS fighter https://t.co/Wg0itZCQMY

    It’s smells of corpses. To the left of the frame the hand of a dead boy, an IS fighter pic.twitter.com/Wg0itZCQMY
  11. One thing IS always seem to leave behind when they vacate is a phone charger. That must be annoying. https://t.co/cWjD7HwILQ

    One thing IS always seem to leave behind when they vacate is a phone charger. That must be annoying. pic.twitter.com/cWjD7HwILQ
  12. Stiffer resistance inside Albu Saif, IS RPG attack early in the assault. pic.twitter.com/ti6vZAp6i2
  13. Graphic. Motorbike in the foreground, dead IS fighter to the left, and at the rear. Looks like an airstrike. Possibly cannon fire. https://t.co/TNM7jj30MP

    Graphic. Motorbike in the foreground, dead IS fighter to the left, and at the rear. Looks like an airstrike. Possibly cannon fire. pic.twitter.com/TNM7jj30MP

Photo: US Army M109A6 Paladin at Qayyarah West, Battle of Mosul, 16 Oct 2016.

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