BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:56 P.M.) – Iraqis at Hamam Al-Alil refugee camp in Mosul’s western Al-Jadidah neighbourhood described the destruction caused by airstrikes that had driven them to flee their homes in Mosul on Saturday.
Ahmad Fathi Salh, an internally displaced personP in Hamam Al-Alil camp said: “Yes, the airstrikes were hitting people and people got hurt. We came here because of the bombing. We left, we left because of the bombing, because of the bombing. There are a lot of families, a lot of families they are gone, they are under the concrete.”
Am Mream, another refugee said: “Disaster, God knows, disaster. In my uncle’s house 15 people are under the concrete, because of the airstrikes, airstrikes yes. My house has also been destroyed by airstrikes and others: thats mean mortars were coming to us and airstrikes were coming to us. We came from our houses like this.”
Meanwhile, Ali Hassan, another interviewed refugee, described how an entire house was destroyed by an airstrike to kill a single ISIS fighter on a rooftop.
“Airstrikes destroyed us, the airstrikes were nonstop, falling and hitting. One Daesh [ISIS] soldier, one Daesh was on the roof of the house and they attacked the whole house. Where this happened? There are families under the houses and they don’t care. In Dwrat Abude area about hundred families got killed,” Hasan said.