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Islamic State kills civilians in Mosul to deter support for army

BAGHDAD/QAYYARA, IRAQ: Islamic State has summarily killed 21 civilians in Mosul it accused of collaborating with US-backed security forces, which said that┬átheir offensive to recapture the city from the militants had made further advances. The killings, reported on Tuesday by a medical source, indicate that the ultra-hardline group has maintained its ability to police Mosul, more than four weeks after the start of the offensive on the northern Iraqi city. The campaign that began on October 17 is the biggest military…