In this Oct. 2, 2017 photo, family members bury their relative in a graveyard in Mosul after his body was exhumed hours earlier.(AP Photo/Bram Janssen)
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Some 10 months after dislodging Daesh (ISIS) they are still extracting bodies from the ruins of the shattered Old City.Some of the putrefied corpses are sent to Ninevah province's health services, Ibrahim adds.The bodies of extremists are sometimes still clad in suicide belts.Since Mosul was retaken in July, "2,838 bodies, including 600 Daesh members, have been retrieved from the rubble," Governor Naufel Sultane tells AFP.Even after the corpses are taken away and buried, they leave harmful bacteria which the Tigris can carry far beyond the old city.
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