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IS mortars kill 16 Iraqi civilians in Mosul

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              An Iraqi soldier fires a mortar shell against the Islamic State militants, in the Samah front line neighborhood, in Mosul, Iraq, Friday...

              Iraqi special forces soldiers patrol in the Bakr front line neighborhood, in Mosul, Iraq, Friday Nov. 25, 2016. Iraqi special forces fo...

              Iraqi soldier cover their ears during a mortar shell against Islamic State militants, in the Samah front line neighborhood, in Mosul, I...

              An Iraqi special forces soldier battles against Islamic State militants, in the Bakr front line neighborhood, in Mosul, Iraq, Friday No...

              An Iraqi special forces soldier battles against the Islamic State militants from house to house, in the Bakr front line neighborhood, i...

An Iraqi soldier fires a mortar shell against the Islamic State militants, in the Samah front line neighborhood, in Mosul, Iraq, Friday...

Iraqi special forces soldiers patrol in the Bakr front line neighborhood, in Mosul, Iraq, Friday Nov. 25, 2016. Iraqi special forces fo...

Iraqi soldier cover their ears during a mortar shell against Islamic State militants, in the Samah front line neighborhood, in Mosul, I...

An Iraqi special forces soldier battles against Islamic State militants, in the Bakr front line neighborhood, in Mosul, Iraq, Friday No...

An Iraqi special forces soldier battles against the Islamic State militants from house to house, in the Bakr front line neighborhood, i...

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi military and hospital officials say mortar rounds fired by Islamic State militants have killed 16 civilians in neighborhoods already retaken by troops.

They said the bodies of the 16, killed overnight and early on Saturday, have been brought to military hospitals in eastern Mosul.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

In Mosul, an Associated Press team in eastern Mosul on Saturday says scores of civilians are continuing to stream out of the inner neighborhoods of the city to escape the fighting, making their way to camps for the displaced.

The U.N. refugee agency, UNHCR, says at least 73,000 Iraqis have fled Mosul since the government's campaign to retake the city began on Oct. 17.