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More than 40 bodies found under rubble, west of Mosul: source

 More than 40 bodies found under rubble, west of Mosul: source

Dead bodies of Islamic State militants (representational photo)

Dead bodies of Islamic State militants (representational photo)
Mosul(IraqiNews.com) Over forty bodies were found under the rubble in west Mosul, a security source from Nineveh province was quoted saying

Speaking to Baghdad Today, the source said said “rescue teams foiled the attack near borders with Iraq, killing 43 people under the share in west of Mosul.

Some of the bodies, according to the source, “were for civilians, while others were for Islamic State.”

Earlier this month, the governor of Nineveh province announced that the Old City in Mosul has been declared to be empty of bodies under the rubble.

The total number of recovered bodies since end of war in Mosul against Islamic State, that ended more than ten months ago, reached 9,000, according to municipal sources.

Thousands of Islamic State militants as well as Iraqi civilians were killed since the government campaign, backed by paramilitary troops and the coalition was launched in October 2016 to fight the militant group, which declared a self-styled “caliphate” from Mosul in June 2014.

In December, the Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced gaining control on all the territories that were captured by Islamic State, since 2014. However, the group still has dormant cells, through which it carries out attacks, across Iraq like it used to do before 2014.

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