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Civilian casualties from Mosul are overwhelming capacity, U.N. warns

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by Reuters
Saturday, 19 November 2016 19:59 GMT

Nearly 200 wounded civilians and military personnel transferred to hospital last week, highest level since the campaign to push the jihadists out of last major stronghold in Iraq began on Oct. 17

By Stephen Kalin

ERBIL, Iraq, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Mounting civilian casualties from fighting in eastern Mosul between Iraqi forces and Islamic State are overwhelming the capacity of the government and international aid groups, the United Nations said on Saturday.

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