Iraq: about 1,900 troops taken from the rubble in Mosul

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UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — About 1,900 corpses were taken from the rubble in the northern city of Mosul in Iraq after the three-year conflict (2014-2017) with the Daesh terrorist group.

“Civil Protection Teams have so far released about 1,900 corpses found beneath the ruins of destroyed buildings in the Old Town district of Mosul,” said Fahed al-Abed, a Civil Protection Officer in Nineveh Province, Iraq (where Mosul is the provincial capital).

In May, the Civil Protection Directorate of Nineveh began to clean up the ruins of Mosul, once the castle of Daesh, in an effort to find the bodies of civilians and killed Daesh fighters.

According to Al-Abed, most of the troops recovered are those of unidentified militants.

“There are also many troops of women and children who are believed to have been the families of Daesh members,” he added, without explaining how it has reached this assumption.

According to various media reports, of the harsh airstrikes committed by the US-led coalition in 2014 to fight the terrorist group, thousands of civilians were killed in Mosul during the Daesh conflict.

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