What a miserable situation…
Elite Iraqi forces engage in ‘intense’ fighting with jihadis in eastern Mosul as it’s revealed that dozen children a day are being treated by frontline medics after being injured by crossfire
Medics in Erbil say they are treating more civilians than soldiers, with around 15 children each day arriving with serious injuries
- Eight-year-old boy died after accidentally triggering a bomb, which left his friend partially disembowelled
- Medics say they are now treating more civilians than soldiers
- Charity Save the Children says injuries suffered by children are ‘shocking’
- Elite Iraqi forces engaged in ‘intense’ fighting with jihadists in eastern Mosul today
An eight-year-old boy who died after triggering an improvised bomb, which left his friend partially disembowelled, is among the droves of children caught in the crossfire in Mosul, medics warned.
Doctors working in an emergency centre outside the war-torn city say that around a dozen youngsters are being treated each day, having been mutilated by gunshots and often suffering life-changing burns.
Children suffering life-threatening injuries often arrive at hospital without their parents, charity Save the Children has revealed.