According to Iraqi News, an Islamic State sniper has killed 15 child migrants attempting to escape the war zone that is Mosul, Iraq.
Al Sumaria also picked up the story, but no timeframe of when the atrocity occurred was given.
In October, the American coalition, consisting of the Iraqi Army, the Kurdish Peshmerga, Shia militias, Christian militias, and the Turkish Nineveh Guard, descended upon Mosul to free it from the Islamic State. The official operation began on October 17 when it was announced by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.
In late November, Iraqi-led troops surrounded the entire city, reports CNN.
The entire city has become an urban war zone, with ISIS militants entrenching themselves with civilians for protection. According to Reuters, ISIS has begun to kill civilians who don’t let rockets and snipers to be sited in their houses.
Citizens have tried to flee to nearby refugee camps, but even at the camps the conditions are deadly.
According to Al-Jazeera, about 1.5 millions remain trapped in Mosul.