Brutal and inhumane method contradicts simplest basics of human rights and religion, says Al-Gendy
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Security forces in Mosul wilted in the face of the onslaught, in some cases abandoning uniforms and even vehicles in their haste to flee.
Military units first withdrew from the city’s east, heading to its west, and then began leaving the city, along with thousands of residents, he said.
The attack came a day after violence, including heavy fighting between militants and security forces and twin suicide bombings targeting a minority group, killed at least 36 people in the northern province of Nineveh.