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Search for suicide bombers in Mosul

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 01:34

Hundreds of Iraqis fleeing the besieged city of Mosul are checked by Iraqi special forces fearful of the threat posed by Islamic State, even in areas they control. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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A search for suicide bombers. Iraqi forces leave little to chance in Mosul inspecting residents for any ties to Islamic State. Men are rounded up and questioned It's a city fractured by war -- families torn apart over the promise of ideology. Omar Abdullah lost his son to Islamic State. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) RESIDENT OF NEIGHBOURHOOD, OMAR ABDULLAH, SAYING: "Islamic State brainwashed my son. He was trying to get married but he didn't have the means because times are tough. They gave him money and promised him marriage. He left without telling us. We woke up one day and we did not find him. He left me a letter, saying that he had joined them." Those suspected of ties to Islamic State are taken into custody. Iraqi forces are a sign of relief for some....delivering hope for residents like Umm Abdullah. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) UMM ABDULLAH, SAYING: "I am very happy that you have come . We are tired. We do not have jobs. We have no food and no money to pay rent. All my sons have lost their jobs and we were left with no income. We have to borrow money to buy food." Every time Iraqi forces capture a section of Mosul -- it can take up to a week to ensure it is clear of militants -- a painstaking process amid hope for a new chapter of life in Mosul.

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Search for suicide bombers in Mosul

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 01:34