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UN says 200,000 more people could flee Mosul as fighting intensifies

Displaced Iraqis walk after evacuating their homes in a neighbourhood of west Mosul on May 17, 2017, during an ongoing offensive from the Iraqi forces to retake the area from Islamic State (IS) group fighters. Iraqi forces pound the Islamic State group in the last pockets it controls of its former bastion west Mosul after spokesmen said the jihadist group was "on the brink of total defeat". (AFP)
ERBIL: The United Nations said on Thursday up to 200,000 more people could flee Mosul as fighting intensifies between Iraqi forces and Daesh militants in the city.
“As military operations intensify and move closer to Mosul’s Old City area, we expect that up to 200,000 more people will flee,” Lise Grande, the UN’s Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq said in a statement.
ERBIL: The United Nations said on Thursday up to 200,000 more people could flee Mosul as fighting intensifies between Iraqi forces and Daesh militants in the city.
“As military operations intensify and move closer to Mosul’s Old City area, we expect that up to 200,000 more people will flee,” Lise Grande, the UN’s Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq said in a statement.

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