Look at the second paragraph of this story. Who launched that mortar strike? The jihadists? The Iraqi military? U.S. troops? Is the mortar strike in the second paragraph one of the terrorist attacks mentioned in the third? Or was it a response to them? And what about the mortar round in Mosul? Are mortar rounds ipso facto launched by jihadists, and we’re just supposed to know that? Or is CNN being coy about who is doing what here for its own reasons? “Mortar strikes kill 6 Iraqis,” from CNN, :
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — Iraqi and U.S. troops have destroyed a huge underground insurgent hideout, and mortar attacks in two restive Iraqi cities have killed six people, including two children, officials said.
A mortar strike Sunday night in the northern Iraq city of Tal Afar killed five civilians, including two children, Task Force Freedom said in a news release.
The statement said that over the “past four days,” there have been “numerous terrorist attacks.”
Tal Afar and Mosul are hotspots in Nineveh province.
“Attacks over that period have killed 10 and injured another 10 in northern Iraq,” the statement said.
In Mosul, two mortar rounds exploded near a police station on Monday, killing a civilian and wounding another, a hospital official said.
The attack occurred around 10:15 a.m. near the Sheikh Fathi police station, according to Dr. Fadel Abass from al-Jamhouri hospital.
Mosul, a sprawling city in northern Iraq, has been the scene of insurgent attacks and coalition raids for months.