The Palestinian government said the decision gave Israeli soldiers a 'green light' to carry out 'executions' without fear of real punishment
Up to 400,000 civilians could be displaced by the offensive as residents of western Mosul suffer food and fuel shortages.
Around 350,000 children are trapped in western Mosul, NGO Save the Children warned on Sunday
'Our forces are beginning the liberation of the citizens from the terror of Daesh,' Haider al-Abadi said in a short televised speech
The Islamic State has disputed the assertion, saying that Friday's strike killed 18 people and wounded 47
The leaflets warn Islamic State members 'to lay down their weapons and surrender'
Erdogan will criss-cross Turkey in the next two months to mobilise voters in favour of a 'Yes' vote