>> The aftermath of a possible chemical attack near Mosel. 11-year-old Yassar and his family are among 12 people being treated for potential exposure to chemical weapons. Their suffering includes ulcerous burns and difficulty breathing. Yassir's younger brother, Afir, says the siblings were playing on the terrace when a loud explosion from the street caused the roof to collapse.
Four of them are showing severe signs associated with exposure to a blister agent, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross. The US warns that IS could be using weapons containing sulfur-mustard agents to repel an offensive on the Northern Iraqi city. Iraqi military says several IS militants are hunted down in Mosul, among the civilian population.
It's forces captured the Eastern Side of the city in January, after a hundred days of fighting.
]>> They launched their attack on the western districts two weeks ago, and US officials say they'll crush the group within six months. In the meantime, a city that was home to three-quarters of a million people is fast becoming vacant.
Nearly 200,000 civilians have been forced to leave their homes here since the offensive from Mosul began in October. On Saturday, more that 1,000 people escaped the war torn city. Many having to leave under the cover of darkness to evade Islamic state.