16 US Servicemen Killed, 27 Injured during Fighting near Mosul

13950818000664_test_photoiTEHRAN (FNA)- Sixteen US servicemen were killed and 27 more injured in the ongoing operation of liberating the Iraqi city of Mosul from ISIL militants, a military-diplomatic source in Moscow said.

“Over the first two weeks of the ground military operation in Mosul, 16 US servicemen were killed and another 27 were injured. Most instances of death and injuries of servicemen represent the result of hitting a landmine, or coming under artillery or mortar shelling attacks,” the source said, TASS reported.

There were also cases when servicemen died as a result of weak coordination of actions between US aviation and Special Forces units.

“For instance, two special forces members died in the airstrike delivered at Mosul’s outskirts by B-52H US aircraft,” the source noted.

He stressed that over the two weeks since the start of the military operation, the US-led coalition failed to achieve any considerable success in Mosul.

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SOURCE: News Now/FNA

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.