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'To Bless All Mankind'

A ring of care for Mosul’s civilians

From the May 8, 2017 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

Adapted from an article published in The Christian Science Monitor, March 30, 2017.

The battle to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State, which began this past fall, has now become the most intense urban warfare since World War II. Street-to-street fighting in Mosul’s western and older section has put Iraqi forces to the test against ISIS fighters, who took Iraq’s second-largest city in 2014.