125,000 fled liberated areas in Mosul - Official

Mosul's displaced people
Mosul's displaced people

More than 125,000 civilians fled the liberated areas in Mosul's right bank in Nineveh governorate, Iraqi Deputy Minister of Immigration and Displacement Jassim al-Attiyah announced on Wednesday.

In statements, al-Attiyah said that the total number of displaced civilians since the beginning of the military operations last month reached 125,000 and were sheltered in camps on the outskirts of eastern Mosul city.

The daily toll number of the displaced Iraqis is 10,000-15,000, especially in light of the ongoing operations and the critical situation in Mosul's old districts and the densely-populated and narrow-streets areas.

On February 19, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the start of the operation on state TV, saying government forces were moving to "liberate the people of Mosul from Daesh oppression and terrorism forever", using the Arabic acronym for ISIS.

Last Modified: 03 15 2017 06:24 PM

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