Media coverage of Iraqi Mosul op ‘censored & suppressed’ – RT reporter in embattled city

from RT

The Iraqi Army keeps press coverage of its operation in Mosul “censored and suppressed,” only allowing access to certain locations, RT’s Murad Gazdiev, reporting from the scene, says, as the UN warns of soaring civilian casualties.

When Murad Gazdiev arrived in the embattled city to cover the latest events, Iraqi officers warned his crew not to film what is being done to the city.

Gazdiev gave as an example an operation to dismantle a bomb, apparently left behind by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) militants in one of the houses.

Iraqi troops made the decision to blow up the building rather than demine it. They also did not allow the media to cover the event…

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  1. No one has yet claimed responsibility for the bombing which, as I write, was 4 hours ago (7:45 am EDT). The U.S. government will probably blame “ISIS.”

    In Ecuador’s presidential elections, the neoliberal candidate lost, and the neoliberal-lite candidate won. Ecuador’s wealthy neoliberals are screaming “Fraud!”

    In Iraq the Shiites are evidently not in favor of Kurdish independence, Iraq’s Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, calls it “totally objectionable.”
    Nonetheless, U.S. media outlets claim that Shiites (not U.S. forces) are besieging Mosul in order to create Barazani-stan (i.e. Kurdistan).

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