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Mosul leaving tens of thousands of refugees

Мосул покидают десятки тысяч беженцевThe number of refugees could rise to 700 thousand people.

Since the start of operations to liberate ISIL occupied the city of Mosul in Iraq, his left 96 thousand refugees.

This was stated by the representative of the office of the UN high Commissioner for refugees (UNHCR) Bruno Geddo.

“Basically we are talking about the locals who fled their homes when their districts went in the military. To leave the areas that are still under the control of the Islamists, difficult and extremely dangerous”, – explained Gedda.

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In UNHCR expected in the near future “to 700 thousand refugees”, which will need somewhere to place, to provide food and water.

As reported Корреспондент.net the attack on Mosul began on 17 October. Then it was reported that it will be the biggest battle in Iraq since the U.S. invasion in 2003.

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Recall, the US took two months for an operation in Mosul.

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