IS force young men to fight in defence of Mosul - refugees
"I hid my sons in the basement and told them if you want my sons you will have to kill me"
Forced recruitment sign of attrition
Residents pour out of eastern Mosul
Battle focused on Old City but IS hold other areas
By Patrick Markey and John Davison
MOSUL, Iraq, March 20 (Reuters) - Islamic State militants are forcing young men in western Mosul to fight for them in defence of the remaining pockets of their former stronghold against an Iraqi government assault, fleeing residents and Iraqi officers said on Monday.
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