US-led coalition warplanes.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The bodies of an estimated 150 ISIS fighters reportedly killed by coalition airstrikes have been transferred to morgues in the militant-held city of Mosul, a Kurdish official has told Rudaw.
Saeed Mamuzni, a Kurdistan Democratic Party official worked in Mosul until fleeing to Duhok, said on Thursday the deaths resulted from a wave of bombings carried out in the towns of Kaske Kask, Kalak, Khorbasad and in Mosul's Arabi neighborhood.
"Due to coalition airstrikes around Mosul over the past two days nearly 150 ISIS militants have been killed and the bodies were all transferred for Mosul morgues,” said Mamuzini.
He added: "Mosul inhabitants have started buying tents and renting houses outside the city in fear of the battle for Mosul. They want to keep themselves away from clashes in the city.”
US-led coalition airstrikes have been bombarding ISIS arsenals and positions in Syria and Iraq ahead of an impending attack on Mosul, Iraq's second largest city.