Islamic State launches unprecedented wave of suicide bombers to try to defend Mosul

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By Raf Sanchez, Middle East Correspondent and Gareth Brown, Mosul

The Islamic State (Isil) has launched an unprecedented wave of suicide bombers, some of whom are children, against advancing Iraqi forces as the jihadist group struggles to hold on to its city stronghold of Mosul. 

More than a hundred suicide bombers have hurled themselves at Iraqi troops since the Mosul offensive began on 17 October, a rate of self-annihilation never before seen even by the extreme standards of Isil...

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