Iraqi children killed by air strikes as battle against Isis in Mosul intensifies
A displaced Iraqi girl cries near Badush Reuters

A number of exhausted Iraqis were seen fleeing from parts of Mosul controlled by Islamic State and appeared to be pushing their worldly possessions on handcarts. But, as they were approached nearer, it was heartbreaking to see their cargos had the blood-covered bodies of children, who were killed in US-led air strikes.

One man told Reuters that an air strike had landed by Mosul's train station, an area the family had just moved to after fleeing their home in the Wadi Hajjar neighbourhood where fighting had become too intense. "This is my son. He is gone," he said.

"This happened because of air strikes. These were in their homes and the air strikes killed them," the man added, showing other small bodies, cut by shrapnel or debris, on the cart. However, Reuters could not verify his account.

Several other families were also seen trekking down the road through rain and mud towards buses sent to take civilians to camps used similar carts to transport elderly relatives. In this gallery, IBTimes Singapore brings you some of those pictures of Mosul crisis.

Iraqi children killed by air strikes as battle against Isis in Mosul intensifies
Relatives carry the bodies of civilians killed in air strike in Mosul Reuters
Iraqi children killed by air strikes as battle against Isis in Mosul intensifies
Relatives carry the bodies of civilians killed in air strike Reuters
Iraqi children killed by air strikes as battle against Isis in Mosul intensifies
A boy sits near carts loaded with bodies of civilians killed in air strikes Reuters
Iraqi children killed by air strikes as battle against Isis in Mosul intensifies
A father reacts after his son was killed in an air strike in Mosul Reuters
Iraqi children killed by air strikes as battle against Isis in Mosul intensifies
Displaced Iraqis who fled their homes in Mosul warm themselves around fires near Badush Reuters
Iraqi children killed by air strikes as battle against Isis in Mosul intensifies
Relatives transport the bodies of civilians killed in air strike, during a battle between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants, in Mosul, Iraq. Reuters
Iraqi children killed by air strikes as battle against Isis in Mosul intensifies
People from the Bab al-Tob area of Mosul flee their homes after clashes broke out Reuters
Iraqi children killed by air strikes as battle against Isis in Mosul intensifies
A displaced Iraqi boy makes his way to get into Hamam al-Alil camp, south of Mosul Reuters
Iraqi children killed by air strikes as battle against Isis in Mosul intensifies
A father mouns his son killed in air strike, during a battle between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants, in Mosul, Iraq Reuters
Iraqi children killed by air strikes as battle against Isis in Mosul intensifies
A relative reacts near the bodies of civilians killed in air strike, during a battle between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants, in Mosul, Iraq Reuters
Iraqi children killed by air strikes as battle against Isis in Mosul intensifies
Relatives react near the bodies of civilians killed in air strike, during a battle between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants, in Mosul, Iraq Reuters
Iraqi children killed by air strikes as battle against Isis in Mosul intensifies
Relatives react near the bodies of civilians killed in air strike, during a battle between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants, in Mosul, Iraq Reuters