By Ahmed Zaidan
Idea: Ahmed Zaidan supported by StepEurope members
“Turku through poetry” an initiative staged by StepEurope organization to materialize city of Turku through poetry lens.
“You might’ve heard that poets are inspired by the surrounding environmental elements. Do you think it’s right say? Let’s see! But it may not resemble the idea of writing which is rife.
The need to rip off the stereotypical image has been becoming indispensable since our world is changing every second. It is an attempt in which we slip out from the cellar of past at the rear gate and ease the bushes down in bid to have a broader glimpse at how the house we lived in is really like”
Our cities resemble our houses, semantically. “Turku through poetry” comes as an attempt to open up another dimension for those who might be willing to read the city features from different angle. As we cannot see layout of the place when it becomes familiar anymore due to the relationship that had formed the place in our minds.
What memories do we have there. How do we like to be somewhere in a specific time exclusively. So writing poetry within this frame by multiple folks can help in many different ways to create a personification of the city itself. This can later be shared publicly, for creating the next phase of the story which is mostly about rising the voices that need to be heard. It is something like mapping the town and rummaging its significant landmarks in such organized sensory way and picking up what we like. We don’t show you the crust of the things but we take the aim to what lies behind the image. Writing is as if you’re submerged into depths to bring out oysters where the shining pearls always are concealed inside the rusty shells. So the results can be surprisingly awesome!
“We neither need to be professional writers nor artists. We need just to be as we are”
Turku castle was our launching station to our workshop. This place specially, believed to be meaningful and inspiring to many people. We have read and seen in different occasions Turku castle as a sample brought by historians and the scholars, it emerged as subject of study. It was part of our knowledge titled under “Did you know”, it didn’t capture our contemporary imagination vastly because of the fact that we just have heard and seen too much of this kind. We have also witnessed the beautiful castle painted on posters and the postcards. But we don’t really know how it relates to people themselves. To what extent everyday life is centralized around this monument. How people feel about it and how do we view it through our own lens.
It is not the same when we are seated behind our discs, writing about the outside. We rather strive not only to recall our mental images by squeezing up our minds but we are mainly into inhaling the actual image that is before our eyes. This can be achieved by gazing at the place in real and falling into the atmosphere. Rain outside the window doesn’t feel the same to those who peer from inside.
It is also a courageous act that motivates people to break down their barriers by sitting outside and writing down their feelings. The shared publication of the outcome of such workshops can be considered a quick way to create not only a joint brain but a joint heart that brings people together. It also can advance an perception of how people may interact with a specific venue in many various ways on different levels.
“StepEurope” is a place where you can meet new people and it is a fertile ground for seeds of friendship to bloom. Also it is where you can think loudly and discuss your thoughts and with finding the potential methods to apply your ideas on the ground. All the attendees in every workshop and activity, they are thrilled to collaborate in bid to come up with the best image of co-working. Through my experience in the field of journalism and poetry, I found out that there is no thing can help you to get your goals achieved more than you start networking aside the persistent work. A place such StepEurope that gather the people who may have many things to share with you, is deemed a perfect station to move on to the right direction. As it provides you with the needed activities to practice and to kick off your journey.
The greatest popular rally was staged in Mosul on June 27
Activists have recently called for holding the greatest popular rally in Mosul at the platform street to celebrate the first Eid in Mosul followed the Islamic state. Mosul is to be totally liberated within the few coming days according to the announcement made by the Iraqi terrorism-counter force spokesman.
What has happened at Al Manasah ( platform ) street, Eastern Mosul
Group of civil activists decided to convey their message to the world, that Mosul is insisting on better future. On Tuesday, the first batch of reconciliation caravans from the southern Iraqi provinces was to arrive university of Mosul. This step came after 90 percent of Mosul has been cleansed up from ISIS elements. While the major part of the old town is still under fire. 40,000 people believed to be still trapped within the battlefield.
Activists said that Iraqi flag was soaring in the summit as a symbolic banner that brings all Iraqis together. Also books were expected to be donated to the attendees in a bid to spread the new ideology after the dark ages brought by ISIS.
Many Facebook users expressed their adoring to see their city is to be part of the world once again, despite the inflicted damage to infrastructure and the precious cultural loss that the city has exposed. Mosul university which is neighboring the platform street has opened its gate to receive the cultural delegations from Baghdad and other Iraqi cities, while locals willing to participate shall be registered beforehand. The location of this cultural celebration is next to the ruin of the devastated Assyrian civilization by ISIS 2014.
Iraqi security forces have cordoned the avenue, as pre protective step to bogged down any suicide attacks that may have planned by ISIS.
Women of Mosul appeared to be enraged vitally in the new phase
Mosuli woman is to take her role again in leading up the new youth movements in Mosul. The carnival of liberty on yesterday was a clear image that how Mosul looks like after ISIS. It showed obviously the trend of Mosuli youth voice that has been silenced for decades. Yesterday was an ultimate declaration of the new era that has started after ISIS. Things will never stay on the same direction again. Mosul is heading towards liberty. The voice of bombs have opened the doors for the wind of change!
Life is remarkably returning to eastern Mosul, in the time when Iraqi forces battling the most fierce fight to recapture what was left of the old town. Civil activists have widely published a notice that informs people to come for taking their contribute in what was described as a significant declaration of victory that Mosul what was once the de facto capital of Islamic State is celebrating Islamic State defeats.
Meanwhile ISIS has recently blown off Nouri Mosque and its 850 years old minaret, what was regarded the pride of Mosul had been diminished. This historical crime believed to be the last message of ISIS that shows its loss according to observers. Others say that blowing off the most precious landmark for people in Mosul can be interpreted as a revenge from locals who showed their abhorrent of Islamic state in Mosul.
Separately, ISIS managed to trigger a disorder in some districts during the last few days. In Muthana neighborhood a deadly suicide attack has been recorded in a crammed market, left 12 victims among civilians. Where another suicide bomber in Zuhur market didn’t blow.
On Sunday, a raid by ISIS on the liberated Nahrauan neighborhood was confronted by Iraqi forces. The offensive has been aborted and the attackers were killed and arrested, according to Iraq federal police. While on Monday, locals have succeeded to capture ISIS sneaking elements who intended to open fire with silencer on a security checkpoint Eastern Mosul, one of the attackers was stabbed to death while another has been be handed over to police.
Earlier this month, where ISIS fighters managed to overran the liberated Dannadan neighborhood southwest Mosul. Nine houses were burnt out, while the families have been confined to their basements according to the evacuee people. Iraqi forces have accelerated to address the situation. Two days followed the incident, people returned their homes.
In yarmja district eastern south Mosul, the Chosen man of the neighborhood reported to have been killed by unknowns. A woman in Intesar neighborhood Eastern Mosul was found dead on the main street, people have claimed that this woman was previously arrested by Iraqi security forces on no charge, while security forces haven’t made any related statement yet.
Famine in western Mosul
Reports say that 50 kilograms of flour hits up to 700 dollars, while the price of cat is about 40 dollars. It’s known for locals that even grass was eaten during the spring time. Other survivors confirmed that they have eaten papers. Graphic images have lately published on social media emerged that children have starved to death. The photos showed two skinny children seemed to be fallen from hunger.
Other reports leaked out from the old town, the stronghold of ISIS, say that corpses of civilians are still thrown on the roads. It’s known that ISIS fighters have executed dozens of families in the past week while they were biding to escape to the green zones.
Iraqi army has managed to retake Zanjeli neighborhood. The battle counted one of the most fierce in combat against so called the Islamic state in Iraq. Hundreds of civilians believed to be killed during the operation according to eyewitnesses. Meanwhile humanitarian organizations condemned the use of phosphoric ammunition may have been launched in a crammed areas. The charge came after photos were spread widely in media, show a dense white cloud. American is still conducting the investigation to verify the story.
Separately, locals whom been liberated assured that their houses were looted up in western Mosul. A man confirmed that once he wanted to visit his house, Iraqi federal police prevented him from staying more than an hour. He said that his property was stolen. The man claimed that he saw his car with someone believed to be belonging to Iraqi security forces. The man says that he is ought to pay 1000 dollars in order to get back his car. Mosul In English couldn’t verify the story but many stories of this gender have recently floated to the surface. The situation in western liberated areas is by now vague somehow.
Since the operation of recapturing Mosul has started, countless number of civilians said to be fallen during the operation. While the death toll of the victims that have been killed by ISIS during the 3 years believed to be disastrous numbers. As the battle was about to approach, ISIS get more frenzied to murder and ruining. While the inflicted damage to the city infrastructure cannot be compensated. In the time when all charges pointed to the former Iraqi prime minister Al Maliki and his team, the sole convicted man is preparing to campaign in the upcoming Iraqi election.
This man is brave
a Heroic story lies behind
He had sacrificed his life for innocent civilians to resume their preparation for celebrating first Eid without ISIS.
Aziz Surji is a policeman from Mosul, Wadi Hajar neighborhood, his photos spread widely on social media after the deadly attacks of the last week, eastern Mosul. Where two suicide bombers offensives have been carried out by isis at the crammed Muthana marketplace in a rushing hour. People in the liberated areas take the risk of living the everyday life despite of the security failure on different levels.
Witnesses from Mosul confirmed that in the last ten days of the holy Ramadan precede Eid holiday, streets and markets are choked with locals in preparation for Eid Al Futer.
The death toll among civilians declared to be 12, while many were critically wounded. The mount of the victims could’ve escalated much further if there wasn’t a brave police man such Aziz Surji whom life was paid as a ransom for sake dozenes of civilians. The heroic story of Surji that rushed to the second suicide attacker and embraced him in a step to prevent the bomber from getting to civilians. Surji as an Iraqi policeman from Mosul represents an individual supreme behavior in midst of the governmental failure of boosting up the intelligence role in more vital ways. Meanwhile, people say that when they report a previous isis member, the security force will arrest him for only several day before releasing on excuse of there isn’t adequate evidence.
In time where many brave fighters from Mosul or other Iraqi cities are putting their live on the edge in confronting with a fierce enemy to retake Mosul from so called the Islamic State; Iraqi government keens on wasting all these sacrifices.
Mohammed Hisham is an Iraqi asylum seeker whom case was denied in August 2016, but he didn’t lose hope. Mohammed has been a voluntary activist throughout the time he has spent in Turku. His story has started in 2016 when he joined the group of supporting the refugees founded by activists of Åbo academy in the summer of 2015, the same year he arrived to Finland.
Mohammed has been engaging in holding a cultural seminars at Åbo academy. Also a study fair being staged at Åbo academy, Muhammad has had his own role in advancing the fair to public by informing the Arabic speaking people to come and participate.
Back in Mohammed’s story, he started as trainee in a farm as part of his will to defeat the challenging life in the exile, as the asylum seeker Mohammed says that he doesn’t want to be engulfed by depression in case he doesn’t do anything.
Also Mohammed says that since we are human, we cannot be isolated from the society. Mohammed urges his fellow Arabs to be involved into many activities being conducted in the Finland, because simply everyone of the newcomers can represent his or her own culture. In other word, people will judge in general a specific community in case an individual of that community misbehaves, many people will condemn all the community in that case.
That’s why it would be very important to bring more newcomers in order to be interacted them with the new environment, as bid to let them know what it looks like, when it comes to dealing with the new culture, he says. Mohammed looks forward to be always active in presenting something to the country in which he wants to live.
Today Mohammed is negotiating his new plan of supporting the elderly. It is the support that exceeds of it is being only a service presented by an activist. But the idea is more about establishing nice relations with the elderly through very important tool. The key is how to please those people that could be characterized by talking and listing. We aim to give elderly the good feeling that we have towards them by deep-rooting the sense of mutual talking. Also it is good for Muslims who think to help for God sake and for getting reward as well. And this project will be the perfect way to get this objective, he added.
“We should not miss the chance of earning something useful”
Yes, Mohammed’s keening on attending the free lessons of learning Finnish language, made him so active person. More of all, Swedish language wasn’t so distant from Mohammed’s reach to learn, he has already started in learning Swedish. Mohammed has been part of many courses that may have increased his experience in this country. The man is still without permit of residency but it was never barrier for Mohammed from sailing within life currents to the island of his dream, the dream that is about to come true, when he is allowed to stay in Finland, thereafter there will be a space in which Mohammed is going to freely float in. The space he could’ve been to if he had awarded the permit to stay. Mohammed clutches the glimmer of light that may loom in end of the stories. He just want to become that independent from the fear of deportation to the place that he had fled, a day in the past. He will complete his study in engineering field and his useful projects are going to be on more solid ground.
Whatever happens, Mohammed is one of the story of success that had fluxed into this country. The novel that was written in a short period of time, it has been on wait to be read.
“It was the life summary of more than two years, the life that has been lived by a newcomer in a country he planted the seeds of his hope in its ground, and sat in pending after he had fertilized the soil with the hard-working job”
Relief the districts that haven’t been liberated yet!
More than an half year since the military operation has started, preceded by a siege being imposed around Mosul, in a bid to block the city totally from the outer world. The lack of food, a step didn’t in fact affect ISIS families. The only victims are the innocent people that make up 1.5 population. Liberation of eastern side and lately southern parts of western side wasn’t an easy task. Fierce battles triggered a major damage to the city and thousands of souls loses among the civilians, was the price of retaking Mosul from ISIS.
For every family there is a story of fears and starvation. For every neighborhood there is a broad image and impression, for instance the man who carries his daughter, they are both shout as if they want the world to hear that there isn’t any justice left, anymore, became an icon of Mosul massacres. We also haven’t forgot the story of dozens family were mistakenly targeted by an airstrikes in Mosul Jadiida neighborhood triggered around 500 among civilians.
Today, new title is floating up to the surface… The death because of hunger….
People have consumed their stored food, but the grass of the spring was eaten in a city called the mother of two springs. Activists have launched a campaign urges the international community or Iraqi government to throw dates or light food on the districts haven’t been liberated yet.
Many death cases have been reported and corpses were hard to be buried in the cemeteries, the graves were dug within the houses. While many eyewitnesses that managed to escape, confirmed that the corpses are tossed along the roads and odor is everywhere. Isis fighters continue committing atrocities and carnages in killing families who flee the occupied territories towards the security forces. There is still quarter million still detained in the neighborhoods controlled by ISIS.
Glimmer that looms
The Arabic ancient civilization is characterized in Hadara ( urban ) recently it was announced to be totally liberated from ISIS. The inflicted damage to it, said to be minor.
Hadara is located 80 kilometers southern Mosul. It was built on the beginning of the second century BC.
The city of Hadara is the most significant site for those who have interest in urban Arabian civilization, as the found artifacts showed the judicial system of that era. However, the city had been counted an important trade and religious center for Arabic tribes.
For more than two years, this old man has maintained her safe from ISIS
A Yazidi girl being kidnaped in 2014 to be sold out among ISIS fighters. Finally she managed to get a safe refuge at this old man’s house in Mosul.
She calls him daddy.
A month ago their neighborhood was liberated
The Third spring
City of Mosul to celebrate the third spring sooner than later
It’s known that city of Mosul is the mother of two springs, as spring time is longer, and moderate weather stretches up to two months. Who knows! Mosul is due to be on a date with important victory in the few coming days, where it will be totally liberated from ISIS.
The forthcoming event will be the most significant in profile of the Iraqi second largest city. History hasn’t recorded a carnage like what Mosul had passed through, during the past three years.
No doubt, the impact of ISIS era in Mosul won’t be forgotten. Hundreds of thousands were forcefully taken from their houses then murdered and thrown in a collective grave. Many families were killed as a result the ongoing battles. Cultural sites and libraries were all totally destroyed.
While the famine is what was never seen in history of Mosul, where people in western parts are paying for grass to be eaten.
So when ISIS will be eliminated in the town, sun will rise again, declares another spring in the city of two springs.
You voted for hope of staying in the civilized world!
In pro refugee countries, where the immigrants have become fundamental components in the social fabric, you can feel safe while you wander at night wherever you like. Credibility is high. Once, I forgot my laptop at the café, and returned after an hour to pick up it again. Not because immigrants but because the strong system adopted by these countries and social justice.”
While the countries where governments call refugees are invaders to Europe , actually their communities have fled their system for better life in pro refugees countries. The fragile countries haven’t succeeded in establishing equal job opportunities for eliminate poverty and unemployment.
In that countries, despite of their national wealth that could have ranked them on top of the list, if they had adopted the same economic, social and security policy as it is in the pro refugee states. The clue it’s not with being pro or anti refugees as it is in preserving the norms and regulations of human rights, which can be counted the fertile ground for prosperity. Any violation in the principles that what the civilized world was founded on, it means a step towards what we have been combating for many decades. It is as if you want to pass the exam and you ought to answer the questions, even if you don’t like what you are doing. This fact has been realized by wise nations and the significant law makers.
The values that the modern world stands for, are what have given our civilized world its security. You are safe in our civilized world and thanks to the right bath that we had started to walk after all wars, go and ask your grandparents if they were at the same kind of luxury and security on all levels. Our civilized world does not discriminate you because of where you come from or your own belief. Ask your grandparents if they were able to take up the train, travel everywhere, and again, Just when you start to be a nasionalist, I tell you are approving on very dangerous document, it is exactly the same that many nations before were deceived and accepted to sign, but the result was disastrous.
Accepting to follow natsionalism it is exactly as if we are passing the agenda of other beneficiaries, who are sitting in safe spas and they push people by the name of patriotism to hatred which is the start of of the bloodshed. What makes the human better than the other human, only the deed. Yes, too direct and boring words to be said now, but let’s just dive into the reality.
In Syria people are being killed because of a dictator regime believes that the power shouldn’t be taken from him. However, the tyrant regims are the result of the prevailed trend and ideology in every society. People might not be allowed to vote as in here, but they rather were in wait of change to come with the breeze from overseas. People looked forward to the change without preparing the tools in there and They didn’t open the doors to the wind of change. It is as if you decide to drive your car without a direction nor a map, thereafter, you decided to change the destination. Therefore any change should walk hand by hand with the human rights values and the civilized world approach that are considered the abstract of long term of human struggle towards what we are on today.
In Iraq, nationalism has been pushing the people to fight a neighboring country such as Iran, for eight years. Then, Saddam was toppled, and another era has started when the man had to divorce his wife because she belongs to another sect. The Iraqi parliament became not more than a place crammed with the representatives of the portions of being broken homeland. People tend to vote for the one who promises to rescue up his own sect while the country is heading to bottom.
Iraq is a country that is controlled totally by what so called militas. Each party has it is own militant group. And people have to obey the rules. In Iraq, people and politicians won’t understand that chanting in favor of nationalism it is not what the modern world has dedicated for. In Iraqi media, which is filled by free calls for rooting up this kind of culture. Therefore, Iraq became a closed country. It is like a jail, where imprisoned had been promised by candidates in each election that Iraq will be European states like, but the nationalists never were right throughout the history.
Furthermore, people have decided to shorten up the journey and come to live in Europe. But which Europe! Europe which is not that one who believes in blood and soil theory. It is not that one that eats itself by the name of religion and race. It is not that one of holocaust that turned the European cities to ash. It is Europe of the 21st century. It is Europe that still grasps the lesson from the past in the left hand and while in the right hand it holds a long list of human rights resolutions, standing on the remant of Berlin wall, filled with millions of the lost soldiers mourned faces.
From the edge of hell, these families shout
It is an absent place from the agenda of politicians. It is not on the map of humanitarian organizations that operate in the stricken zones. There in Hassaka, the Syrian city close to the Iraqi western border. There has been camp called Rouge, still the refuge for over 300 human who live in the wild. They face the extreme weather conditions by simple means of live, from the tents to the grounded shelters.
Humanitarian organizations don’t have an access to this area. But they barely have been surviving, Thanks to the aids transported by PKK force that also protect them. While medication is still far fetched.
The story of Rouge camp started when ISIS took over the province of Ninawa northern west Iraq 2014. Many Families of Arab origin have fled, with glimmer of hope to return through Kurdistan region. Unfortunately, It wasn’t so easy to enter the Kurdish region northern Iraq, so they stayed stuck in Syria.
Iraqi federal police has published recently a film shows how they target the old town by mortar shells.
It’s important to highlight that Mosul old town is chocked with old fragile houses which are crammed with civilians. ISIS fighters are not based in one place, they prefer the mobility course in fighting rather than being stuck to location. Here, we call to international community to make any pressure in bid of rescuing the civilians that seemed to be victims for both ISIS and arbitrary bombing by what supposed to be a recognized power by international community.
Residents from Mosul have repeatedly confirmed that ISIS fighters in every neighborhood are numbered. But what bogs the battle is that ISIS fights among the inhabitants. The coherent combat of Iraqi special forces or terrorism encounter, have exceeded the trick of ISIS that aims to putting Iraqi forces in a dilemma of murdering more civilians in eastern Mosul. The battle in eastern Mosul was clean, as the fight had been going on accurately.
In western Mosul, last week, carnage was confirmed to be happen due to the international coalition airstrikes in Mosul Jadiida neighborhood. 500 civilians had been buried alive in the rubble. Witnesses said that ISIS had gathered the people in big houses for using them as a human shield. Snipers were on the roofs of the houses. The houses were all bombed regardless to the civilians, left an atrocity which has been described as horrible and relentless. Many international media highlighted the disastrous airstrikes, accused the internatinal coalition of committing a massive massacre in western Mosul, while coalition quickly denied the charge, that airstrikes have been carried out depending on an Iraqi request. Meanwhile, Iraqi government didn’t respond to immediately. Later, Iraqi prime minister has denied the charges as well, said that there are many entities tend to deform the victories made by Iraqis. Those anti Iraqi parties, didn’t say a word when ISIS had been slaughtering civilians throughout the two past years, he added.
Many critics have written that Iraqi prime minister compares between the legal troops and criminal gangs like ISIS. In Matahin neighborhood, house was also fallen down on the locals. The report still unverified whether it was bombed by an airstrike or by ISIS suicide attack. A survivor woman whom she a mother for 6 children broke her silence, said that we were many families crammed in the house. We were separated into two rooms. The front room was for men, while we where in the backward room. The house was collapsed over us. I saw my husband and other 5 children dead. For two days, we were shouting that somebody may help me with me other child. Other women did so. Then, relatives arrived and evacuated us. And also they managed to pick up the corpses of my 5 children and husband. It was horrible, she said.
While the battle is broken, for retaking Mosul from ISIS, the more atrocities said to be committed by ISIS against civilians. Many families were reportedly excused by ISIS on western bank of Tigris, nearby the fifth bridge, while they were striving a way to flee towards Iraqi forces.
Separately, ISIS launched a rockets that inflicted a major damage to Al Nabi bazaar in eastern Mosul, victims said to be fallen in this attack according to Jamal Al Badrani, the Iraqi journalist from Mosul. Eastern Mosul that was previously liberated is recovering gradually, but there is a concern from ongoing murdering that targets the civilians from time to time. Mosuli activists have published on social media that is Mosul heading to the same point of pre ISIS!
One of the most significant landmarks for isis, this building is. What people in Mosul know as a commercial bank, but for isis it was so high in the center so that isis involved it in their terrifying death ways.. From that building, many victims were thrown outrageously to death, on sight of the crowds. What had been claimed that people whom were undergone the death penalty of throwing from a high building, are those who have homosexual trend. Many locals assured that the victims weren’t gays as isis had been claiming.
Federal police have managed to control Dwaasa street that leads to the most important zone in the town. At the avenue there is the central square, known as the provincial compound. Recapture of this spot, could be interpreted as first step to the old town. Americans have commended the way in which Iraqi forces have fought the fierce enemy.
The courthouse in Mosul has been liberated, the place that isis had used to sue people and sentence them with the obscene penalties, such as beheading and hand amputation, now that savage era is ultimately over. Mosul cultural museum, also wasn’t so far from a morning with no isis. It has finally been liberated from those that ruined its precious artifacts post June 2014. While Sama Al Mosul TV compound nearby Al Hurrya bridge and Mosul municipality has followed in liberation. By recapturing Al Hurrya bridge, Iraqi forces will be controlling two bridges from five spanning the river that splits the liberated eastern Mosul from western Mosul.
Meanwhile, US led coalition airborne operations have successfully targeted many isis sites in the town. The challenge that many families that had previously forced to displace their homes, now are all crammed in schools and relatives houses at the old town. In Al Sejan neighborhood, reports say that there is inhabited house which was bombed, locals confirmed that they could hear the children who cry beneath the rubble. While, in Mosul Al Jadiida neighborhood, locals assured that ISIS still launch shells on the residential areas, a death case was recorded, and three were gravely wounded. The train of grief, wouldn’t stop western bank Tigris river, in the liberated eastern Mosul, a family was targeted by drones that isis frequently launches.
The famine in territories still controlled by ISIS has been inflating, as the time runs. Locals talk about death from starvation. Many social media activists sent reports to Iraqi government in bid of finding a way to rescue the civilians, in time the battle is hardly creeping to their neighborhoods.
When the white flag becomes red
There is an enemy with no morals
It’s no no doubt, Isis
This photo emerges family members have been killed by isis sniper while they were heading towards the security forces.
Isis fighters target every family tends to get rid of the yokes. It is not the first incident, there have been many that haven’t been told yet. Last week, likewise happened to a family in Wadi Hajar neighborhood, they were shot by isis sniper. The family of 6 members were all killed immediately. Reports from the neighborhood say that the family of Abu Qaythar was killed after liberation of Wadi Hajar neighborhood. They were on the start of their long journey towards the nowhere. Just to be as far as possible from the dangerous zone. The rejoice of the liberation hasn’t lasted except the several hours which were murdered by isis.
Also, in the same neighborhood, many disasters and atrocities said to be taken place. Houses fell down on its residents, because of the bombing and the suicide attacks. Isis has driven people out from their houses in bid of using them as human shields in any forthcoming battle to the depth Mosul. On other hand, many families preferred to stay hidden at homes. Despite the imminent death that they may face in case isis finds out that they disobeyed the order. One week, it was enough to turn Wadi Hajar neighborhood to rubble and scraps. Wadi Hajar in Arabic refers to the valley of stones.
Activists on social media lunched a post says that ISIS made it, a real valley of stones.
Since the military combat has started, the number of displaced people overwhelmed 60,000. In a time where there isn’t any serious initiative from Iraqi government to comprehend the ongoing humanitarian crisis. Witnesses have confirmed that they had to walk 10 kilometers, before their arriving the closest cars garage, southern Mosul.
People flee famine and fears to no a specific direction, or it might be another famine. Poor medical support is being carried on, and media shortages and lack of coverage the amount of the tragic scene.
The battle is very tough and the dense population makes it even tougher.
Locals of Wadi Hajar and other neighborhoods have been displaced and taken as captives to central Mosul.
There isn’t any obvious source of accurate information.
Reports said that isis has intended to use chemical weapons against Iraqi forces in a bomb cars charged with the toxic gas. This can trigger a horrible tragic scene, in midst of the inhibited districts.
What seemed to be a surprise became very expected as the western Mosul battle that started with a smooth advancing, now it’s confined on edge of western Mosul neighborhoods.
To what extent the story of isis use of chemical weapons is true
Locals from Eastern Mosul have confirmed that their relatives have had injuries by what seems to be a chemical weapon. In Al Maliiha neighborhood, isis launched an shells of fatal gas. Doctors from Mosul hospitals assured that they have received suffocation cases. Humanitarian organizations also started to investigate if the claim was true.