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Mosul Battle: Searching for Bodies in IS Rubble

The United Nations estimates that 100,000 civilians may still be trapped in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq, the Islamic State’s last and most tightly held stronghold here. More than 230 civilians have been killed by IS sniper fire in recent weeks, and hundreds of others from airstrikes, according to the U.N. Civilians who have fled IS in Mosul say the death tolls are far higher.
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An family photo album lies among debris and blood where civilians were shot down by Islamic State snipers in early June, in Mosul, Iraq, June 15, 2017.
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An family photo album lies among debris and blood where civilians were shot down by Islamic State snipers in early June, in Mosul, Iraq, June 15, 2017.

Children are among the dead as fleeing civilians are shot down by IS militants in Mosul, Iraq. Photo taken June 15, 2017.
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Children are among the dead as fleeing civilians are shot down by IS militants in Mosul, Iraq. Photo taken June 15, 2017.

Hazzam Abdulghani, right, and his brother examine a body to see if it their 17-year-old nephew, Dhyab Idris Abdulghani, in Mosul, Iraq, June 15, 2017.
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Hazzam Abdulghani, right, and his brother examine a body to see if it their 17-year-old nephew, Dhyab Idris Abdulghani, in Mosul, Iraq, June 15, 2017.

Hazzam Abdulghani holds up prayer beads he finds on the body, cursing IS and saying he knows now it is his nephew in Mosul, Iraq, June 15, 2017.
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Hazzam Abdulghani holds up prayer beads he finds on the body, cursing IS and saying he knows now it is his nephew in Mosul, Iraq, June 15, 2017.

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