In one strike last week in eastern Mosul eight people were wounded in an attack on a market. The injured were treated in a field clinic set up in a partially destroyed mosque. “I was shopping with my family when a small Isil plane dropped a grenade on us,” Hussein, 14, said as a medic injected painkillers into his arm as he waited to be treated for a broken bone protruding from his foot. A wounded man who had been selling fruit and vegetables from a cart also reported seeing the drone drop explosives. "This is the first time I've heard of Isil dropping weapons from a drone," Iraqi special forces medic Colonel Khalil Jawad said.