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UN Prepares for Refugee Exodus When Iraqi Forces Attack Mosul

The United Nations is expecting huge numbers of civilians to flee when Iraqi forces mount an offensive to retake the city of Mosul from Islamic State militants. It is not clear when Iraqi forces will be ready to attack the northern city. The much anticipated counter-offensive has been repeatedly postponed because Iraqi forces are unprepared and bogged down in battle elsewhere. Bruno Geddo, UNHCR representative in Iraq, said the agency was preparing to help people fleeing Mosul and...

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