Iraqi army shelling leaves 19 dead in Fallujah

Casualties from three days of shelling include women and children, medical sources say

Iraqi army shelling leaves 19 dead in Fallujah

World Bulletin / News Desk 

At least 19 people were killed and 76 others were wounded as a result of shelling by Iraqi forces against ISIL in Fallujah in the past three days, medical officials said.

Fallujah Hospital spokesman Ahmed al-Shami told on Sunday, that in the past 72 hours, the hospital received 19 bodies and 76 injured patients, including 17 children and 15 women.

The figures do not include ISIL's casualties.

Fallujah Hospital officials said that since January 2014, the hospital has received 2,839 bodies, including 211 women and 360 children, as well as 4,704 wounded patients.

Iraqi forces, backed by al-Hashd al-Shaabi, launched a military operation Tuesday against ISIL to retake Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 31 Mayıs 2015, 14:33