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Iraq says 200 bodies pulled from rubble in Mosul

After recent heavy fighting in Mosul, Iraqi civil defence forces say they have pulled more than 200 bodies from the rubble in recent days. The troops have been battling to push ISIL fighters from their last urban stronghold in the west of the city.

After recent heavy fighting in Mosul, Iraqi civil defence forces say they have pulled more than 200 bodies from the rubble in recent days.

The troops have been battling to push Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, known as ISIS) fighters from their last urban stronghold in the west of the city.

Al Jazeera’s Stefanie Dekker reports from Erbil.