A senior Russian military official says Syrian soldiers either killed or injured more than 1,000 members of the Daesh terrorist group during the recent victorious battle to retake Syria’s central city of Palmyra from the terror outfit.
Iraqi forces pushed deeper into western Mosul on Sunday, aiming to capture a bridge across the Tigris which would link the city's government-held eastern bank with the ongoing offensive against remaining terrorists in the west.
Human Rights Watch says Takfiri Daesh terrorists in Mosul are deliberating targeting the civilians who decline to join their ranks as Iraqi armed forces are making headway during an operation to liberate the northern city.
Daesh Takfiri terrorists have been driven out of one-third of the eastern side of Mosul, Iraq says as the army forces and their allied fighters are conducting a major operation to liberate the strategic northern city.
A total of 1,792 Iraqis were killed and another 1,358 were injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in October 2016, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).