Iraqi Forces Leave Rotting Corpses in Mosul to Intimidate Islamic State

Iraqi Army soldiers walk past abandoned bedding, in the eastern side of Mosul, Iraq, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. The U.N. and several aid organizations say an estimated 750,000 civilians are still living under Islamic State rule in Mosul despite recent advances by Iraqi forces. Lise Grande, the U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, said in a statement Tuesday that the cost of food and basic goods is soaring, water and electricity are intermittent and that some residents are forced to burn furniture to keep warm. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
U.S.-backed Iraqi forces fighting to liberate the city of Mosul are waging psychological war on the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), leaving militants’ corpses to rot in plain sight.