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The price Mosul's residents paid in blood to see their city freed was between 9,000 and 11,000 dead, a civilian casualty rate nearly 10 times higher than what has been previously reported. The number killed in the nine-month battle to liberate the city from Daesh (ISIS) militants has not been acknowledged by the U.S.-led coalition, the Iraqi government or the self-styled caliphate.But Mosul was home to more than a million civilians before the fight to retake it from Daesh.From Feb. 19 – when the fight crossed the Tigris River – to mid-July, there were nearly 2,400 civilian deaths.After a single coalition strike killed more than 100 civilians in Mosul's Al-Jadidah neighborhood on March 17, the entire fight was put on hold for three weeks.
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