UN supporting civilians fleeing Telafar, Iraq

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UN International Organization for Migration (IOM) emergency teams respond to thousands of civilians fleeing Tal Afar since the launch of the military campaign to retake the city from ISIL on 20 August. Photo: UN migration agency (IOM)

UN agencies in Iraq are gearing up to help thousands of civilians expected to flee the city of Telafar.

The northern city has been under the control of the terrorist group ISIL, also known as Daesh, for the past three years.

The Iraqi military have launched an operation to retake Telafar and surrounding communities from the extremists.

Dianne Penn reports.

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