People Flee Western Mosul


Time: 11:22 p.m. CEST

In the last day about 2,400 Iraqi civilians left western Mosul, where government forces are fighting the Islamic State militants. CNN reports the Minister of Displacement and Migration, Jasem Mohammed al-Jaff explained, “field operational personnel received the displaced people fleeing the fighting,” during the weekend. About 3, 888 people are in al-Jada’s refugee camp and al-Qayyara airport south of Mosul since the operation started on February 19. In the al-Jawsaq neighborhood, 25 internally displaced families are in refugee camps. Iraq’s Federal Police said landmines killed or injured more than 50 civilians. Iraq’s counterrorism forces liberated the al-Ma’moun neighborhood. Iraq’s Federal Police defused a vehicle with a container of 1,000 liters of poisonous gas left by Islamic State group, according to Iraqi’s federal police. The United Nations believe that about 750.000 civilians are still inside Mosul.

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