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Sporadic Clashes in Iraq’s Mosul After Victory Declaration

posted on July 11, 2017

The Associated Press’s Bram Janssen reports, “Sporadic clashes erupted in Mosul on Tuesday, a day after Iraq’s prime minister declared ‘total victory’ over the Islamic State group, with several airstrikes hitting the Old City neighborhood that was the scene of the fierce battle’s final days.” Janssen adds, “Amnesty International warned in a report released Tuesday that the conflict in Mosul has created a ‘civilian catastrophe,’ with the extremists carrying out forced displacement, summary killings and using civilians as human shields.” Nearly 900,000 people have been displaced from Mosul due to the conflict, according to the United Nations.

Read at The Associated Press