“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.
SOURCE: News Now/FNA