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Iraq Sunni Waqfs open its mosques to shelter Mosul displaced

Mosul mosques will be opened for displaced Iraqis
The Iraqi Sunni Waqfs (Religious Endowments) decided to open all of its mosques in the the right and left banks of Mosul for the displaced people.

"The Sunni Waqf President Abd al-Latif al-Hamim has ordered opening all the mosques in the eastern and western banks of Mosul to house the fleeing residents of the beleaguered city. He also ordered the Sunni Waqf of Mosul to double its relief efforts to aid the displaced," the Sunni Waqf media head Harith al-janabi said on Wednesday.

A relief commission for the displaced from the Sunni Waqf, which was assigned to help the displaced citizens in all the Iraqi cities, is also working in Mosul to help its residents, al-Janabi added.

Minister of Migrants and Displaced Jasim Mohamed al-Jaf revealed on Tuesday that the numbers of Mosul fleeing residents has reached over 111,000 displaced, noting that the daily figure of the fleeing citizens is between 7,000 and 8,000.

Iraqi forces with aid from the US-Coalition launched an offensive on 17th of October 2016 to retake the city of Mosul from ISIS terrorists and have successfully liberated the eastern parts of the city after three months of heavy fighting.

The Iraqi forces also began an another operation on the 19th of February 2017 to oust ISIS remnants from the western parts of Mosul.

Last Modified: Wednesday، 15 March 2017 12:20 PM
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