More than 82,000 Displaced People During Offensive in Mosul

More than 82,000 Displaced People During Offensive in Mosul
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7 December 2016
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More than 82,000 people have been internally displaced in the last seven weeks, in the context of the military operations to expel the Islamic State (IS) from Mosul, the United Nations (UN) said today.

According to the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the forced displacements have taken place in the northern city and its surrounding areas and the most recent movements have included families going to the eastern areas to reach the refugee camps in Hansansham.

The Iraqi Army and the Kurds began an offensive on October 17, supported by the US-led foreign coalition, to recover Mosul, which has been occupied by the IS since 2014, as part of the plans by the Jihadidts to found a Caliphate in the Middle East.

The progress on the field have unleashed an escalation of crimes by the fundamentalists, who carry out mass executions and use civilians as human shields, according to UN reports.

OCHA specified that in the recovered areas in Mosul, access to drinkable water, food and specialized assistance are urgent, faced with the trauma caused by the terrorists.

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