Canon White, the vicar of St George’s Church – the only Anglican church in Iraq – said civilians were being killed by coalition air raids in Iraq.
He said: “I’ve never known the city like it is at the moment.
“Streets which are usually choc-a-bloc with traffic, cars and people are almost empty. People are too fearful to even leave their homes.
“We are at a crisis point. People know IS are coming nearer. People are being killed by the (air) attacks of the coalition.”