What could have been more painful than seeing innocent children pay their precious lives over terrorist attacks; more so, if it’s the mother herself who decides to take away the life of her own child in her own hands?
With the ongoing Mosul attack where Iraqi soldiers try to retake the last district still held by the Islamic group, residents fled from the Old City to bring themselves to safety leaving by car and on foot fearing a return to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) rule.
Lieutenant General Sami al-Aridi said that suicide bombers, of which 20 are believed to be females, are hiding among civilians and were using their own children as human shield, as per a Daily Mail story.
Meanwhile, a photo has surfaced of a Mosul lady cradling her infant as she apparently tried to get away from the battling that has assaulted her city. She was holding a bag which was believed to carry the detonator inside.
The photo was taken minutes before the bomb blew herself and her child up as she got past Iraqi troops.
According to reports as cited by the Daily Mail, the woman was walking out of the newly freed city with other fleeing civilians. She had obviously attempted to detonate the explosives as she walked past the officers; however, the bomb didn’t go off until she reached a few distance away, a cameraman for Al-Mawsleya TV said.
She and her baby were killed together with two other soldiers; injuring some civilians during the explosion.
Iraqi security forces released a statement that they are close to taking full control of Mosul, defeating ISIS in the city whose territory has already been cut to just 600 square meters over the past couple of days.