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Thousands Flee Mosul As End Nears For Islamic State

As Iraqi security forces enter their final phase of the Mosul campaign, thousands of residents continue to flee the northern city. According to the United Nations, 22,000 people have fled Mosul in the last week. Citing figures from the Iraqi government, the UN added that over 11,000 people passed through a screening site south of Mosul over two days. Those fleeing the city stated the harrowing escape was fraught with danger, because Islamic State militants shot at them. Over the last seven months, an estimated 600,000 people have fled the city. The mass exodus has coincided with the government's campaign to liberate the northern Iraqi city.
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