As Iraqi Forces Encircle Mosul, ISIS Unleashes New Level Of Brutality On Civilians

Iraqi civilians evacuated from fighting in Mosul hand their IDs to a member of Iraqi special forces to check if they

More than 300,000 civilians are still trapped in northern Iraq’s Mosul. ISIS has kept them there as human shields to prevent the U.S. and Iraq from launching airstrikes and mortars against them.

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