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According to local medical facilities, over 2,500 corpses have been pulled from the rubble of Iraq’s war-battered Mosul. More than 100,000 Christians were driven from their homes in and around Mosul following ISIS’s capture of the city in 2014. Mosul was fully liberated from ISIS two months ago and has since begun the long process of recovery. Much healing and rebuilding is needed if Christians are ever to return to Mosul, a city where all 45 of its churches and institutions were overrun or destroyed by ISIS. Christianity has a long history in Northern Iraq. However, the tragically large body count left behind after ISIS is a sobering reminder that Christians are a vulnerable religious minority.

09/13/2017 Iraq (AINA) – Hundreds of dead bodies have been extracted from Mosul since the city’s recapture from Daesh two months ago, health officials in the Nineveh province (of which Mosul serves as regional capital) said Monday.

“Local medical facilities have taken in some 2,650 dead bodies,” Laith Hababah, head of the Nineveh Health Department, told Anadolu Agency.

Most of the bodies, which the Health Department has officially documented, were pulled out from under the rubble of destroyed buildings in western Mosul’s Old City district.

Since July 10, Iraqi civil defense personnel have been extracting dead bodies from various districts of Mosul, especially the war-battered city’s western side.

In July, the Iraqi army — with U.S. coalition air support — recaptured Mosul from Daesh following a nine-month campaign that featured frequent bombardments of residential parts of the city.

Until now, it remains unclear exactly how many of the city’s civilian residents were killed in the fighting.

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