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Daesh Suicide Car Bombings Kill over 23 in East Mosul

At least 15 civilians and eight Iraqi policemen were killed in an east Mosul suburb by three suicide car bombings claimed by the Daesh terrorist group, according to a military statement.

The attacks targeted Kokjali, a suburb that the authorities said they had retaken from the militants almost two months ago, the Daily Star reported.

A military spokesman said the car bombs went off in a market on Thursday.

Women and children were among the casualties of the attack, which came as the Takfiri terrorists are losing ground in the face of operations by government forces and allied fighters to retake the city.

Pro-government fighters from Popular Mobilization Units, commonly known by the Arabic word Hashd al-Shaabi, as well as counter-terrorism personnel were among the wounded as well.

Later on Thursday, the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group claimed the car bomb attacks in the southeastern neighborhood.

Iraqi troops, supported by fighters from Hashd al-Sha’abi and Kurdish Peshmerga forces, are in the midst of a joint operation launched on October 17 to retake Mosul from Daesh terrorists.

Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Wednesday that Daesh terrorists in Mosul were deliberately targeting the civilians who declined to join their ranks in the fight against Iraqi forces.

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