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Iraq: Drone Footage Shows Trapped Civilians in Devastated Mosul

HeadlineJul 13, 2017
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In Iraq, newly published drone footage shows at least 100 civilians remained trapped by house-to-house fighting in west Mosul this week, despite claims by Iraq’s military that a U.S.-backed offensive had defeated ISIS. The video, published by The New York Times, shows residents trapped in a narrow alleyway among ruined buildings near the Tigris River on Monday, while fighting reportedly raged nearby. More drone footage published by AP showed airstrikes ripping through a densely packed neighborhood of heavily damaged buildings. Thousands of civilians were killed during the nine-month battle in Mosul, and nearly 1 million residents were forced to flee their homes.

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