In ISIS-Held Mosul, Beheadings and Hints of Resistance as Battle Nears

October 16, 2016 6:34 PM

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In ISIS-Held Mosul, Beheadings and Hints of Resistance as Battle Nears

While the civilians described stockpiling food in basement hiding places, the jihadists were said to be frantically making military preparations within Mosul, temporarily fleeing the streets — most likely to an extensive tunnel network below — at the first signs of an airstrike, according to the new accounts.

Some of Mosul’s remaining one million or more residents have grown bolder in showing resistance against the Islamic State force ruling the city — numbering 3,000 to 4,500 fighters, the United States military estimates. Graffiti and other displays of dissidence against the Islamic State have become m...

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