Iraq: In the ruins of Mosul operation to retrieve the dead begins

Iraqi government workers were conducting a search and cleanup operation in Mosul, Thursday, retrieving bodies from collapsed buildings. Hundreds of corpses — both civilian, and suspected self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIL/ISIS) — are still lying under rubble. «You can bring anyone here and they will break down in tears because we're all human beings» claimed one Iraqi military... Еще officer. On 10 July 2017, Iraqi forces declared the successful and full recapture of Mosul from IS, following an offensive fronted by the government forces and backed by US-led coalition forces, which began October 17 last year. Since 2014, some 900,000 civilians have been displaced from Mosul, around half of the city's pre-war population.

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