Mosul, Iraq News Articles
October 17, 2017
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Iraqi forces have retaken around 70 percent of eastern Mosul from Islamic State militants and expect to reach the river bisecting the city in the coming days, Iraq's joint operations commander told Reuters.
January 3, 2017
In December, 386 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 1,066 were injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq, UNAMI said.
At least 6,878 civilians were killed in Iraq last year as the Iraqi government struggled to maintain security and dislodge fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group from areas under its control. The UN Assistance Mission for Iraq, known as UNAMI, said on Tuesday that its numbers "have to be considered as the absolute minimum" as it was not able to verify casualties among civilians in conflict areas. It added that last year figures did not include casualties among civilians in Iraq's western Anbar province for the months of May, July, August and December. According to UNAMI figures, at least 12,388 civilians were wounded in 2016.
The human toll in Mosul has been significant with more than 114,000 people displaced from their homes, according to UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
December 12, 2016
At least half a million people caught in the crossfire inside the Iraqi city of Mosul now have no access to running water. The group has intentionally cut off water supplies to neighborhoods near the front line.
The air here is poison. Firefighters, engineers, and oil workers must battle unimaginable conditions to contain these fires and extinguish the blazing oil wells. The heat is so high that it has melted much of the ground close to the wells. The air is thick and foul and tastes terrible. The smoke makes your eyes water.
November 17, 2016
Almost 59,000 people have been displaced by the fighting, about 26,000 of them children… As many as one million people could be at risk in the combat zone itself.
At the one-month mark of Iraqi military operations to oust terrorists from Mosul, the United Nations and its partners today said tens of thousands of families in newly retaken areas urgently requiring life-saving assistance and warned that the humanitarian community in Iraq faces a “massive scope” of need.
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