"Serious increase" in civilians fleeing Mosul as new camps open

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Families displaced by fighting in the village of Shora, 25 kilometres south of Mosul, gather at an army checkpoint on the outskirts of Qayyarah. Photo: UNHCR/Ivor Prickett

There has been a "serious increase" in the numbers of civilians fleeing the Mosul area in Iraq according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), as government forces continue their advance.

UNHCR is opening new camps to cope with the influx of internally displaced people, as the coalition battles ISIL terrorists, who have occupied Iraq's second city for more than two years.

Matthew Wells reports.

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