MOSUL CIVILIANS BRACE FOR ASSAULT AS IRAQ FORCES BID TO RETAKE ISIS STRONGHOLD

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According to the Guardian newspaper, ISIL have banned civilians from leaving the city, setting up checkpoints on roads out and blowing up the homes of those who do flee as punishment and to deter others.

But while leaving can mean trekking through minefields, and the risk of discovery and punishment by Isis, those who stay know they face airstrikes, street battles, a potential siege and the grim possibility of being used as human shields.

Militants have already moved into residential areas to try to blunt the impact of US airstrikes, which are now landing near ordinary homes.

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