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The Islamic State Is Reportedly Rounding Up Civilians to Use As Human Shields in Fallujah | VICE News

The Islamic State Is Reportedly Rounding Up Civilians to Use As Human Shields in Fallujah | VICE News

The Islamic State has reportedly moved civilians to the center of Fallujah, attempting to use residents of the Iraqi city as shields to ward off government recapture, according to humanitarian officials and local leaders.

Fallujah, a mere 40 miles from Baghdad in Anbar province, has remained in the hands of IS since early 2014, after it became the first large city to fall to the militants. On Sunday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced an offensive to retake it…

Source: The Islamic State Is Reportedly Rounding Up Civilians to Use As Human Shields in Fallujah | VICE News