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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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Nearly 700,000 Iraqis from war-torn Mosul still displaced: NGO

BAGHDAD: Nearly 700,000 Iraqis from the former jihadist stronghold of Mosul and nearby areas are still displaced despite the city’s recapture in July, the Norwegian Refugee Council said Sunday.“One year since the start of the battle to retake Mosul from ...

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Iraq Kurds lift barriers on roads from second city Mosul: official

Irbil, Iraq: Iraqi Kurdish forces on Thursday removed barriers they had installed just hours earlier on roads from second city Mosul amid fears of an attack following last month’s independence referendum, an official said.“The two main roads connecting Irbil and ...

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A Family’s Return to Mosul

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Thousands have been returning to western Mosul after Iraqi forces pushed ISIS out of the city. The Salman family moves back amid risks and widespread damage to their neighborhood. They now hope to rebuild. NYT ...

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The battle for Mosul from behind the camera

PERPIGNAN, France: Finalists in one of photojournalism’s most prestigious awards competition came away with far more than pictures while covering the fight for Iraq’s Mosul, the longest urban battle since Stalingrad.“In all my life as a reporter, I’ve never had ...

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Mosul: Iraq’s second city and cultural jewel

BAGHDAD: Mosul, wrested from the Daesh jihadist group on July 10, is Iraq’s second city and one of its cultural jewels.The jihadists seized it in a lightning June 2014 offensive that humiliated Iraq’s security forces, who launched their massive operation ...

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‘Gates of hell’ — Tal Afar fighting worse than Mosul: Iraqi Army

BAGHDAD: Iraqi forces battling to retake the small town of Al-Ayadiya, where militants fleeing Tal Afar have entrenched themselves, said on Tuesday the fighting is “multiple times worse” than the battle for Mosul’s Old City.Hundreds of battle-hardened fighters were positioned ...

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