United Nations, 17 nov (Lusa) – The United Nations expressed on Sunday with the security of the population of Mosul, where there are 1.5 million civilians in the wake of the announcement of the operation of re-conquest of the iraqi city to the terrorist group Islamic State.
“I Am extremely concerned about the security of about 1.5 million people living in Mosul, who may be affected by military operations for the reconquest of the city” to the Islamic State, said Stephan O’brien, deputy secretary-general of the United Nations for Humanitarian Affairs.
“families are exposed to an extreme risk of being caught between two fires, or of being the target of the shooters,” he added, in a statement.
O’brian also said that “in the worst-case scenario”, a million people may be forced to abandon their homes, depending on the intensity and extent of the fighting.
The operation for the reconquest of Mosul to the Islamic State has already begun, announced on Sunday the prime minister of Iraq, Haider al-Abadi, in a statement transmitted by the television station, iraq’s Iraqiya.
“Today I declare the beginning of these operations winning to free you from the violence and terrorism of Daesh,” he said, addressing residents of the region of Mosul.
The secretary of Defense of the United States of America, Ash Carter, said the following that this operation is decisive to defeat the terrorist group.
“This is a decisive moment in the campaign to apply the last defeat” the extremists of the Islamic State, said Carter, in a statement.
Carter expresses confidence that the allies iraqis of the USA defeating the “common enemy and to liberate Mosul and the rest of Iraq,” of “hatred and brutality” of the Islamic State.
The terrorist group self-proclaimed Islamic State (EI), also known as Daesh, which has taken various territories of Syria and Iraq, in mid-2014, declaring them an “Islamic Caliphate”, have suffered a defeat behind defeat this year, getting ready now for an offensive against their main stronghold in Iraq, Mosul.
The Islamic State has been losing throughout the year in various regions in Syria and Iraq.
On Sunday, the syrian rebels have managed to a victory over the Islamic State, to take – with the support of the Turkish aviation – the symbolic town of Dabiq (Syria), mentioned in the doomsday prophecies sunnis.
the news of The latest defeat of EI emerged on the day that the secretary of the u.s. State, John Kerry, travelled to London for meetings with european allies, an initiative of diplomacy that aimed to put an end to the syrian conflict.
The war in Syria began in 2011, and has already made more than 300,000 dead.
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