UN Reports 69,000 People Displaced by Combats in East of Mosul
13 de marzo de 2017, 16:54United Nations, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) At least 69,000 people left their homes in the eastern side of Mosul, as a result of the offensive by the Iraqi Army and its allies to expel the Islamic state (IS), the United Nations said today.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) admitted that it was verifying its number of displaced people with the Iraqi Government, which reported different figures.
On February 19, the Army supported by militias and foreign aircraft, started a military operation to regain total control of Mosul, after in the middle of January, it freed the eastern area of that city, occupied by the IS in 2014, in its effort to reestablish a caliphate.
According to the UN, the total number of people that have been displaced from their homes exceeds 200,000, including both sides of the river Tigris, because the majority has not been able to return to the eastern neighborhoods in the city.
The United Nations added that humanitarian agencies continued assisting those families, sheltered in emergency camps, set up to assist the great human flow caused by the combats in this Iraqi city.
According to Iraqi authorities, their troops are already in control of more than one third of the east of Mosul and have cornered the terrorists in several localities.
|By the minute||Most read|