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As Iraqi Army Pushes West, Mosul Residents Deal with Stink from Growing Trash

"On the day the Iraqi forces took our street, we immediately shaved our beards," said 27-year-old Ashraf, outside his Mosul shop selling items like snacks, shampoo and eggs.  The IS-style beards, mandated by Islamic State militants, were considered a symbol of subservience to the dictatorial and violent group that held Mosul for two-and-a-half years, and still rules much of the city and beyond.  "Later that day, we heard shouts of ‘Allahu Akbar!' coming...

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