A father's anguish for the daughter who never knew life free from ISIS: Girl is killed by Islamists during Mosul battle when Iraqi forces were so close to freeing her family 

Mail Online | 11/23/2016 | Dave Burke For Mailonline
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Clutching his dead daughter to his chest, Omar Ali wails in misery.

Tiny Amira, who was just 15 months old, was killed by the ISIS shell in the al-Tahrir neighbourhood of Mosul, which has been the scene of fierce fighting.

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Mr Ali took the infant to the Iraqi special forces medical unit, at al-Samah front line neighborhood after the shelling.

Amira suffered a fatal wound to her head, and would never know what life was like free from ISIS.

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She is one of hundreds of children to have lost their lives in the brutal battle for the Iraqi city, which began last month.

Mosul has been under ISIS control since 2014.

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Today wounded civilians continued to stream out of the east of Mosul as government forces battled IS fighters on the streets following a strike.

The first casualties began arriving at a field clinic on the city's eastern edge after a mortar attack at around 11am, filling its nine blood-stained cots within minutes.

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Mortar fire and bombs killed three children and wounded more than two dozen people this morning alone, one of the clinic's staff, Hossam al-Nuri, told AFP.

Medics zipped a white body bag around one of the dead, as a relative sobbed nearby.

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'We were waiting at home in Al-Samah to have lunch when the mortar round hit,' said Hassan, who was wounded along with three of his brothers.

Lying on his side on a cot, Hassan frantically asked passing medics about his infant son Jassem, who was being treated nearby for wounds to his eyes.

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Iraqi forces and civilians alike have paid a heavy price in the first month of the...
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