Reuters: Iraqi forces wage psychological war with jihadist corpses
The flyblown corpses of Islamic State militants have been rotting along a main street in north Mosul for two weeks, a health risk for passersby. Suicide bombers' belts beside the fighters can still explode, killing anyone nearby.
But the Iraqi army has no intention of burying the jihadists and hopes as many people as possible will get a good look at their blackened bodies, torn apart by bombs and bullets.
As Iraqi forces prepare to expand their offensive against Islamic State from east to west Mosul, they want to stamp out any sympathy that residents may have for the group, which won instant support when it seized the vast city in 2014.
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Iraqi army engages in psychological warfare: corpses lying in the streets -- FOX News
Car Bombs, Civilians Will Complicate Fight for Western Mosul -- Military.com/Stars and Stripes
Watch a US-led airstrike level an ISIS-held building near the terror group's last Iraqi stronghold -- Business Insider
Procedural dispute pits security troops against each other in Mosul, officer killed -- Iraqi News
Fear of ISIS sleeper cells looms large in freed areas of Mosul -- RUDAW
PHOTOS: ISIS Drops Mortar Bombs From Drones for ‘Airstrikes’ on Iraqi Forces -- Heavy
Iraq Forces Ask For Help Fighting ISIS’ Bomb-Dropping Drones -- Vocativ
ENTIRE VILLAGES around Mosul laced with ISIS mines as children become jihadi victims -- Express
PHOTO: ISIS Crucifies Cigarette Smugglers in Mosul -- Heavy
On the Front Lines With the Red Cross -- Kimberly Dozier, Daily Beast