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West Mosul fighting pushes over 28,000 Iraqis to flee

an iraqi woman walks down a road carrying a baby
An Iraqi woman walks down a road carrying a baby as families flee Mosul on February 28, 2017, during an offensive by security forces to retake the western parts of the city from Islamic State (IS) group fighters. / AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS

West Mosul is the largest population centre still controlled by the Islamic State (ISIS) group, and its recapture would mark the effective end of the cross-border ‘caliphate’

MOSUL, Iraq (Mar 2, 2017) — Over 28,000 people have fled since the start of a drive to retake west Mosul, as Iraqi forces closed in Wednesday, March 1, on a road linking the city with a jihadist-held town to the west. Continue reading West Mosul fighting pushes over 28,000 Iraqis to flee