10 December, 2016
The official would not detail any specific proposals for increasing the fight that may be under discussion with the Obama administration, but said there are some things under consideration, including sending additional resources. Two-thirds of these strikes have been in Iraq.
The immediate priority for Iraqi officials is to limit the number of militants who escape Mosul to go into hiding, they said.
It said at least 50 terrorists were killed.
"These soldiers are all my brothers; I am proud to be with them", said Jubbouri, to voices of approval from the men standing around her.
"My children cried and said, "We are scared you will die", Jubbouri said. This state of affairs mean that they continue to be a risky organization and will not go down quietly.
An investigation is now underway, he continues, looking into whether Iraqi forces stationed in Mosul had legitimate cause to orchestrate the air strike in the first place.
They, however, admit that even with the massive number of casualties from the terror group, ISIS is capable of recruiting new fighters to train and fight for them. Daesh's news agency, Amaq, blamed the Iraqi air force.
The coalition said it complies with the global laws of armed conflict, adding that it "takes all feasible precautions during the planning and execution of airstrikes to reduce the risk of harm to non-combatants". "We have customs and traditions", he said.
They also treated an American volunteer fighting alongside the peshmerga who was injured in his knee early in the Mosul campaign, Samad said. It's a trip that could be done in an hour or so under ideal conditions, but now can last six or seven hours. Spokesman Eed Amash said that far from ISIS propaganda, residents of the town had told the council that more than 100 civilians had been killed and a further 100 wounded.
A senior USA military official told a small group of reporters at the Pentagon on Thursday that "a lot of those discussions are ongoing" about what more the US can do.
"Of course these mistakes will keep happening", he said. He said insurgents may also have used a tunnel network reaching into the hospital complex itself.
To curtail the impact on the West from a decentralized IS, the officials said Iraq has stepped up existing coordination and exchange of information with authorities in Western Europe, the United States and Australia.
In February, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said IS had about 25,000 fighters operating in Syria and Iraq, citing a USA intelligence estimate. Mithad Abdulzahra of the Iraqi army's 9th Division said later, as he recovered in a hospital bed in the nearby city of Irbil from gunshots that shattered his right arm.