- Title: Corpses litter Mosul streets as Iraqi forces pound I.S. positions
- Date: 10th July 2017
- Summary: STREET FULL OF RUBBLE AND WRECKAGE AND LINED WITH DAMAGED BUILDINGS DEMOLISHED BUILDINGS AND PILES OF RUBBLE RUBBLE-STREWN STREET AND DAMAGED BUILDINGS IRAQI MILITARY HUMVEE DRIVING ALONG RUBBLE-STREWN STREET / IRAQI SOLDIER CARRYING SEIZED BLACK BANNER OF ISLAMIC STATE WALKING THROUGH RUBBLE IRAQI SOLDIER DISPLAYING ISLAMIC STATE BANNER DAMAGED BUILDINGS / CTS SOLDIER WALKING ALONG DAMAGED BUILDINGS IN STREET LITTERED WITH RUBBLE
- Embargoed: 24th July 2017 16:43
- Keywords: Battle for Mosul Islamic State conflict remaining IS positions Mosul close to victory liberating Mosul
- Location: OLD CITY, MOSUL, IRAQ
- City: OLD CITY, MOSUL, IRAQ
- Country: Iraq
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Military Conflicts
- Reuters ID: LVA0036P4YIX3
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi was set to declare victory over Islamic State in Mosul on Monday (July 10) as only a few dozen militants put up resistance in the city that was the capital of their self-declared caliphate for the past three years.
Gunfire and explosions could be heard as the U.S.-led coalition pounded the remaining few Islamic State positions.
The stench of corpses along Mosul's streets was a reminder of the nearly nine months of gruelling urban warfare required to dislodge Islamic State from the city of 1.5 million.
Seven bodies lay in an alley near a riverbank the militants reached on Sunday (July 9) while attempting to escape.
Much of Mosul has been destroyed in the fighting, with rows of houses flattened by air strikes and centuries-old stone houses gutted by explosions.
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