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As street fighting rages in Mosul, residents run for safety

Original story at UNHCR• 10 mentions • 4 months ago

UNHCR 4 months 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:

24 Mar
Oxfam International @Oxfam
RT @Refugees: Every week families are risking their lives to flee Mosul, Iraq https://t.co/I2pO7hWjcR https://t.co/bfp96D6Km8
21 Mar
L.R.Knost @LRKnost
RT @Refugees: Every week families are risking their lives to flee Mosul, Iraq https://t.co/I2pO7hWjcR https://t.co/whsIQqiCvZ
20 Mar
Dana Hughes @dana_hughes
RT @Refugees: Every week families are risking their lives to flee Mosul, Iraq https://t.co/I2pO7hWjcR https://t.co/BA9epY47yt
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
Susan 🎈 @SusanIbrahim
RT @Refugees: This camp for people fleeing #Mosul has been open for just a week + is practically full already https://t.co/I2pO7hWjcR https…
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…
18 Mar
Asteris Masouras 正义 @asteris
RT @Refugees: This camp for people fleeing #Mosul has been open for just a week + is practically full already https://t.co/I2pO7hWjcR https…
18 Mar
Woody Bavota @Woody_Bavota
RT @Refugees: 240,000 Iraqis have fled since the #Mosul offensive began including Adnan & his family https://t.co/I2pO7hWjcR https://t.co/i
17 Mar
tatiana f salomon 🌍 @tfsalomon
RT @Refugees: "We saw people being shot as they tried to flee their houses.” Hear from those fleeing #Mosul 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