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Battle to free Mosul of Daesh ‘intellectual terrorism’

Related Articles MOSUL, Iraq: In a classroom of the University of Mosul, in the Daesh group’s former Iraqi capital, around 50 volunteers have undergone a week’s training on how to combat the terrorists’ ideology.The ulema, or Islamic scholars, aim to ...

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Mosul embraces book culture in post-Daesh Iraq

Related Articles MOSUL: Literary cafes, poetry readings and pavement bookstalls — Mosul’s cultural scene is back in business, months after Iraqi forces ousted Daesh from the city following three years of terrorist rule.At the “Book Forum” cafe, men and women, ...

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Extremist corpses poison life in Iraq’s Mosul

Related Articles MOSUL, Iraq: For three years, extremists made life in Iraq’s Mosul impossible. Now, six months after their defeat, even their corpses are polluting everyone’s existence as no one wants to move them.The rare few who dare to venture ...

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Teachers in Iraq’s Mosul learn to cope with traumatized pupils

Related Articles MOSUL: On a classroom whiteboard in the battered city of Mosul the words “rediscovering how to smile” outline the heartbreaking task of Iraqi teachers striving to heal their students’ mental scars after brutal Daesh group rule.Dozens of Iraqi ...

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Crossing the river a major challenge in devastated Mosul

MOSUL: It used to take Ahmad Meyssar just a few minutes to reach his university across a bridge over the river Tigris in Iraq’s Mosul.But now — with whole districts still devastated some five months after Daesh was forced out ...

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‘9,000-plus died in battle with Daesh for Mosul’

Related Articles MOSUL: The price Mosul’s residents paid in blood to see their city freed was between 9,000 and 11,000 dead, a civilian casualty rate nearly 10 times higher than what has been previously reported. The number killed in the ...

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Mosul terrorists’ families sent to Baghdad ‘for expulsion’

Related Articles MOSUL: About 300 wives and children of foreign terrorists captured in Mosul have been transferred from northern Iraq to Baghdad “for expulsion to their home countries,” an official said on Monday.“This is the second wave of expulsions, and ...

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Fears of bombs, Daesh cells haunt Mosul months after ‘liberation’

MOSUL, Iraq: Faleh has only one dream: To return to his home in the ravaged Old City of Iraq’s Mosul.But, more than four months after government forces declared victory in their operation to push Daesh out of its largest stronghold, ...

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U.N. Says Islamic State Executed Hundreds During Siege of Mosul

Islamic State fighters executed at least 741 Iraqi civilians in Mosul, including women and children who had tried to flee, during the nine-month battle by government forces to retake the northern Iraq city from the militant group, the United Nations ...

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IS 'executed' 741 civilians during Mosul battle – UN

IS 'executed' 741 civilians during Mosul battle – UN

At least 741 civilians died in “execution-style killings” by Islamic State militants during the battle for the Iraqi city of Mosul, the UN says. The jihadists are also alleged to have carried out mass abductions, used human shields, intentionally shelled ...

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