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IS Using Civilians as Human Shields in Fallujah

Iraqi forces backed by an assortment of Shi'ite militias, have faced harsh resistance in their multi-sided offensive to retake Fallujah from Islamic State extremists who have controlled the city since 2014.   Humanitarian agencies are concerned the battle could come at a high human cost, as IS is using civilians as human shields and reportedly preventing families from fleeing the fighting.   Embattled Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the offensive earlier this...

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