Iraq: Corpses of IS militants litter newly liberated al-Shora *GRAPHIC*

Footage released on Tuesday shows the corpses of militants from the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL) littering the recently liberated village of al-Shora, 21 miles (35km) south of Mosul.
According to a spokesperson from the Iraqi army, some of the IS militants killed were foreign fighters from Russia. Al-Shora was liberated three days ago by the Iraqi army as part of the military operation to recapture the city of Mosul from IS fighters, announced by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on October 16. IS fighters captured Mosul in 2014 and the offensive is now spearheaded by the Iraqi army and Kurdish militias, supported by the US-led coalition.
Mosul is the last major city in Iraq under the control of IS, and the army has been working towards its recapture by liberating nearby towns and cutting off supply routes to the militants who remain in the city.

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