IS mortars kill 16 Iraqi civilians in Mosul
MOSUL, Iraq - Iraqi military and hospital officials say mortar rounds fired by Islamic State militants have killed 16 civilians in neighborhoods already retaken by troops.
They said the bodies of the 16, killed overnight and early on Saturday, have been brought to military hospitals in eastern Mosul.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.
In Mosul, an Associated Press team in eastern Mosul on Saturday says scores of civilians are continuing to stream out of the inner neighborhoods of the city to escape the fighting, making their way to camps for the displaced.
The U.N. refugee agency, UNHCR, says at least 73,000 Iraqis have fled Mosul since the government's campaign to retake the city began on Oct. 17.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Small plane crash-lands in canal near Baton Rouge airport
Central school board candidate arrested over lewd messages with underage girl
Trashed storefront left behind after car drives through Family Dollar early Thursday
Meeting about future of Capitol High brings more questions than answers
Fish Bayou flood control project wrapping up; Alligator Bayou Road soon to...
WATCH: LSU QB Garrett Nussmeier talks to media about fall camp
WATCH: LSU QB Jayden Daniels talks fall camp
LSU QB Myles Brennan quitting football, not at practice Monday morning
Sports2's 1-on-1 with 5 star LSU commit Shelton Sampson
WATCH: 1-on-1 with recent LSU commit QB Rickie Collins