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Iraqi Town Near Mosul Routs Militants as Troops Arrive

The mutilated bodies of Islamic State group fighters were still strewn on the ground of this northern Iraqi town Wednesday. One was burned. Another’s face was flattened. Iraqi troops on the march toward Mosul moved into al-Hud a day earlier and declared it liberated. The residents, they found, had risen up and killed many of the militants in the town themselves. With the offensive to recapture Mosul in its third day, Iraqi forces advancing from the south and east are fighting to retake...

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