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Mosul-area Civilians Fear Being Used as Human Shields

As a collection of forces moves toward the Iraqi city of Mosul, witnesses are reporting Islamic State fighters taking civilians from outlying villages and using them as human shields as they seek to defend the last major urban area they control in the country. So far, the Iraqi-led operation has involved retaking the villages on a march toward Mosul from the south, east and north.  The United Nations says more than 10,000 civilians have fled their homes in and around Mosul, raising...

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