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UN: Islamic State Using Civilians as Human Shields in Mosul

Islamic State has used tens of thousands of people as "human shields" in and near the city of Mosul against advancing Iraqi forces, the U.N. human rights office said Friday. "ISIL's depraved, cowardly strategy is to attempt to use the presence of civilian hostages to render certain points, areas or military forces immune from military operations, effectively using tens of thousands of women, men, and children as human shields," spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani said in...

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