Mosul: citizens flee for their lives

Hundreds of displaced Iraqi civilians poured out of Mosul following advances by Iraqi troops against the militant Islamic State group.

The fight to rout IS from western Mosul – the last urban IS bastion in Iraq – is causing higher numbers of displaced people than previously seen in the four-and-a-half-month-long offensive for Iraq’s second-largest city, according to a statement from the United Nations.

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