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Mosul: citizens flee for their lives

Mosul: citizens flee for their lives

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