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Civilian Casualties in Fierce Battle for Fallujah

Civilian casualties are beginning to mount as the battle for the Islamic State-held city of Fallujah intensifies. "A human catastrophe is unfolding in Fallujah. Families are caught in the crossfire with no safe way out," said Jan Egeland of the Norwegian Refugee Council. Iraqi forces have launched an offensive aimed at retaking the city. Civilian casualties The U. N. refugee agency has received reports of civilians being killed in heavy shelling or buried alive under...

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