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More than 500,000 civilians facing death in Mosul - IOHR

More than 500,000 civilians facing death in Mosul - IOHR

More than 500,000 civilians are facing death in the right bank of Mosul city in Nineveh governorate due to the continuous airstrikes, the Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights (IOHR) said on Sunday.

In a report, the observatory said that hundreds of people were killed while others were injured in the attacks while the city's infrastructure and houses of civilians were destroyed and that led to the displacement of 176,000 civilians.

The Iraqi and US-led coalition forces are still shelling the residential areas, the report asserted.

A medical source who is still living in the Old Mosul area said that civilians are suffering from a psychological shock due to the attacks, bodies spread in the streets and fear from the collapsing of houses.

The report quoted activists and aid workers in the city who said that more than 40 civilians were killed in the past 48 hours in US air raids, adding that dozens of houses in various areas had also collapsed.

On Saturday, Iraqi Ministry of Displacement and Migration (MoDM) estimated the number of the displaced from Mosul's left bank at 176,000 civilians. 

In a statement, the ministry said "This brings the total number of the displaced from Mosul since the start of an offensive to liberate the city from ISIS terrorist group to 406,000 civilians.

"The displaced have been provided camps at Hamam al-Alil, Modaraj al-Matar, al-Jada'a and Jamkour," according to the statement. 

Rights activists and MPs have voiced concerns about the hygiene in the camps provided by the government. 

Last Modified: Sunday، 19 March 2017 06:27 PM