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Photos: Months after fall of Mosul, victims laid to rest

December 21, 2017 GMT

Fifteen-year-old Sana Younes died in a mortar attack in Mosul during the final battle to drive out Islamic State extremists, and her body was exhumed months later for forensic investigation. Her death underscores the price Mosul’s residents paid in blood to see their city freed: between 9,000 and 11,000 dead, a civilian casualty rate nearly 10 times higher than what has been previously reported.