High Civilian Mortality Rates during the Liberation of Mosul from ISIS (image) PLOS Share Print E-Mail Caption Mortality rates were higher during the nine months of military liberation of Mosul, Iraq, than during the 29 months of exclusive Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) control, according to a study published this week in PLOS Medicine. Credit Staff Sgt. Jason Hull, US Army Usage Restrictions CC-BY. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.