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Iraq: Islamic State Attack In Mosul Kills 16 Civilians


A total of 16 civilians were killed Sunday when the Islamic State (Daesh) carried out attacks in the Iraq city of Mosul, according to the country’s military sources.

A howitzer attack carried out by the militants in a northeastern neighborhood of the province left 11 people dead. Separately, at least five people, including three children, were killed in another howitzer attack at a civilian building east of the city.

In mid-October, the Iraqi army — backed by US-led coalition warplanes and local allies on the ground — launched a major offensive to retake Mosul, Daesh’s last major stronghold in northern Iraq.

Officials in Baghdad have vowed to retake the city, which fell to Daesh in mid-2014, by year’s end.

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