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As street fighting rages in Mosul, residents run for safety

Original story at UNHCR• 3 mentions • 2 weeks ago

UNHCR 2 weeks ago

HASANSHAM, Iraq – Slipping out of west Mosul under cover of darkness, Safa gashed her foot on a jagged metal spike placed at the roadside by extremists to puncture the tyres of vehicles trying to reach Iraq’s embattled second city. “As we got near to what we thought was a safe area, we saw lights and heard voices calling us to come closer, saying that they were the army. They weren’t, they were the extremists pretending to be friendly,” she recalled. “They shot dead two children and a woman. Later, others in our group buried them where they fell.” She ...
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What they're saying:

19 Mar
USA for UNHCR @UNRefugeeAgency
Increased violence in #Mosul has forced 100,000 to flee in recent weeks. https://t.co/IPtIFI5fVM
18 Mar
United Nations @UN
RT @Refugees: This camp for people fleeing #Mosul has been open for just a week + is practically full already https://t.co/I2pO7hWjcR https…
17 Mar
UN Refugee Agency @Refugees
“We fled #Mosul with our families. We escaped. The extremist groups were behind us.” https://t.co/I2pO7hWjcR https://t.co/1knTs6mbgl