UN: 200,000 more people may flee Mosul fighting


Up to 200,000 more people could flee Mosul as Iraqi forces push into the last districts held by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group, according to the UN.

Nearly 700,000 people have fled Mosul since the start of the campaign to retake the city last October, seeking refuge either with friends and relatives or in camps.

Visit our new websites featuring all the news and latest technology that is about to change the world we live in forever

“As military operations intensify and move closer to Mosul’s Old City area, we expect that up to 200,000 more people will flee,” Lise Grande, UN’s Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, said in a statement on Thursday, describing the figures as “alarming”.

Iraqi camps struggle to aid Mosul’s displaced

“The numbers of the people moving are now so large, it’s becoming more and more difficult to ensure civilians receive the assistance and protection they need.”


All the links in Encyclopedic.co.uk stories are in RED with a Square and arrow, follow the links if you need to get more information, All our stories have all the links back to the original source, we also have other versions of the story on our website, Search our site using the link to the top left, check them all so you can decide what is the truth or copy and paste some words into google and get even more sources.

Any external stories, features, news feeds, articles or external website content, linked to from within this website (through direct links or RSS feed boxes, etc.) are the absolute, and strict, copyright of the writers, owners or publishers concerned.

Search our Site 

www.google.com

Human Rights Watch said the Iraqi army and other local security officials had forced over 300 displaced families to return to districts of Mosul that are still at risk of attack by ISIL fighters.

“These families should not be forcibly returned to unsafe areas and areas that lack adequate water, food, electricity, or health facilities,” said Lama Fakih, deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch.

Backed by a US-led coalition, Iraqi forces have dislodged ISIL, also known as ISI, from all but about 12 square km of the city and are seeking to claim victory before the holy month of Ramadan in less than two weeks.

The fighters, however, still control the Old City, where they are expected to make their last stand in the densely populated and narrow streets that are impassable for armoured vehicles.

‘Very small area’

On Sunday, Brigadier-General Yahya Rasoul said the area controlled by ISIL was no more than nine percent of west Mosul, which is bisected by the River Tigris.

“It’s a very small area,” he told Reuters news agency. “God willing, this is the final phase.”

The Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service stormed the Ureibi and Rifaie districts at dawn on Sunday, according to a statement from the Joint Operations Command.

At the same time, the army’s ninth division and the interior ministry’s elite Emergency Response Division attacked the ISIL bastion of 17 Tammouz.

 
View the original article: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/05/200000-people-flee-mosul-fighting-170518163843508.html

Source: News agencies

Beware of other sites you have never heard of giving you news, a lot of them are just wanting to feed you multiple popup adverts and malware

Visit us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/notinthemainstreamnews/
We use all our content under fair use to compare who is Fake and who is not, we do not claim ownership at all, all stories are published by the owners as FREE RSS Feeds.

Othen.bizRegisteredgites.com Giteinfrance.biz – Simonothen.com = Northernsoulers.uk – LaBataille.co.uk

In the same category are

Babies die in Gaza as Hamas, Fatah trade blame Gaza City – This year's Eid has been tragic for Hanan Ghaben. Her 5-day-old baby, suffering from heart disease, died on Tuesday after he was prevented...
The 2015 murder of a four-year-old refugee in Berlin This summer marks the 25th anniversary of the Rostock riots - the most disturbing resurgence of anti-immigrant violence in Germany since the rise of N...
Iraq army seizes ruins of Mosul mosque from ISIL Iraqi government troops have captured the mosque in Mosul from where ISIL proclaimed its self-styled caliphate exactly three years ago, the Iraqi mili...
The Constitution vs. Trump Like every American president before him, Donald Trump has sworn "to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States". But his oppo...
The forgotten murder of a 4-year-old refugee in Berlin This summer marks the 25th anniversary of the Rostock riots - the most disturbing resurgence of anti-immigrant violence in Germany since the rise of N...
Talk shows, Islamist women and post-Arab Spring media More than six years ago, protests across the Middle East and North Africa were organised, publicised and written about - often in a negative manner - ...
Saudi official denies Bin Nayef is confined to palace A Saudi official has denied a report by the New York Times that former Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef has been confined to his palace and barred from...
The murder of a four-year-old refugee in Berlin in 2015 This summer marks the 25th anniversary of the Rostock riots - the most disturbing resurgence of anti-immigrant violence in Germany since the rise of N...
Muslim Ban: US sets strict rules for visa applicants A leaked state department cable has outlined new criteria for visa applicants from six mainly Muslim countries as partial enforcement of Donald Trump'...
Chile beat Portugal to reach Confederations Cup final Claudio Bravo saved three spot kicks as Chile beat Portugal 3-0 in a penalty shootout to reach the Confederations Cup final. Bravo, who missed the fir...
Not In My Name: Indians protest attacks on Muslims Thousands of people have turned out in protests across India against a wave of attacks on Muslims by mobs that accuse them of killing cows or eating b...
Qatar to hire Swiss lawyers to sue Gulf blockade states Qatar's >National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) says it will employ a Swiss law firm to seek compensation for those affected by a decision of Gulf...
Police among six charged over 1989 Hillsborough crush British prosecutors have charged six people, including four ex-police chiefs, over the 1989 Hillsborough football stadium crush which killed 96 Liverp...
Hamas creates no-go security zone on border with Egypt Palestinian Hamas movement, which rules Gaza, has begun building a no-go security zone on the strip's border with Egypt, saying "Egypt's national secu...
Yemen: ‘World’s worst cholera outbreak’ mapped War-torn Yemen is facing the "world's worst cholera outbreak", the United Nations declared this month.  According to the latest figures, more than 1,...
Major cyberattack sweeps globe, cripples computers A massive cyberattack that has locked up computers around the world continued to cause chaos on Wednesday, paralysing operations at multinationals, ba...
North Korea threat boosts bomb shelter sales in Japan Tokyo, Japan - The frequent tests and growing sophistication of North Korean missiles is prompting the Japanese government and the general public to t...
Chicago officers indicted in Laquan McDonald shooting Three Chicago police officers have been indicted on charges that they conspired to cover up and lie about what happened when a white police officer sh...
Debate over US Confederate monuments intensifies For the past two years, activists in Memphis, Tennessee, have campaigned to have a pair of Confederate statues removed from the city centre.One of the...
UK activists demand end to Saudi Arabia, UAE arms sales London, England - Campaign groups and legal experts have called on the UK to end arm sales to Saudi Arabia and its allies, warning that continuing to ...

Special Promotion

Fancy a holiday in rural France ?

Find your ideal holiday accommodation in France, with peace of mind that all our properties are officially registered

Our aim is to provide potential holiday makers with a choice of properties, all of which are officially recognised by the French authorities as holiday lettings.  Every gite and holiday accommodation on our website is registered in France in one of two ways. It is either registered with the local Mayor as a tourism/short stay property or is is registered as a holiday letting business in France and so has a SIRET number. We will not advertise any properties unless we have seen evidence of this. If you want anymore information about this, please do contact us.

Follow us on Twitter 


Dont forget to “Like” us on Facebook


Other Video sections include:  Disclose TV – Twit Podcasts – Coming Soon our own Youtube Channel

We also recommend the excellent “No Agenda Podcast”  with Adam Curry & John C Dvorak


Comment on this story