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Media blackout on exact number of Hashd militants killed, injured in Mosul

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Currently, there is a wide-scale media blackout at all local audio, printed, and visual media outlets on the exact number of dead bodies and injured among Al Hashd Shiite armed militias, aka Popular Mobilization Unit (PMU), in the ongoing fights in Mosul.

Residents of the Karantina area in Al-Wazireya, near the Baghdad Medical City Hospital, said dozens of corpses of Al Hashd Shiite militants are weekly carried to the forensic medicine department, while the wounded are taken to the Baghdad Medical city Hospital.

Military sources, meanwhile, pointed out that other dead bodies and injured are daily carried to the Muthenna Air Base on board helicopters, where the names of the dead are recorded before summoning their family to come to receive the corpses. The injured, on the other hand, are sent to other hospitals in the Karkh district of Baghdad, such as Al-Kadhimiya Teaching Hospital, Al-Yarmouk Hospital and other medical facilities in Al-Rusafa district in the Iraqi capital.

Also, some citizens, who visited Karbala and Najaf earlier, said the number of dead bodies among the Iranian-backed militias in the two cities is "countless", adding that dozens of Al Hashd Shiite militias are laid to rest at Wadi Al-Salaam cemetery on a daily basis.

It is worth mentioning here that the Iraqi cabinet's Al Hashd  Shiite authority did not announce in any of its media outlets the number of casualties or losses it incurred during the military operations to liberate Anbar and Saladin governorates in the past, and Nineveh now. It also ordered all media outlets not to carry such news in order not to affect the determination of Houthi militants in the military operation to liberate Mosul. 

It further threatened media personnel that if they have violated such orders, they might be tortured, jailed or even killed. That's why some neutral media outlets, which are not funded by Shiite parties, are in fear of the lives of their employees. 

On the other hand, there are dozens of other media outlets that are funded by parties supporting armed militias and Al Hashd Shiite militants, such as the parties of Daawa (Islamic Call), Badr, the Supreme Council, Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq (League of Righteous People), Kata'ib al-Tayyar al-Risali and Kata'ib Hezbollah.

Last Modified: Thursday، 15 December 2016 08:38 PM