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Thousands Flee Mosul as Military Siege Intensifies: UN

Thousands of Iraqis have been forced to flee Mosul during the past five days, since U.S.-led military forces began a second phase in the operation to free the city from the grip of Islamic State militants, U.N. officials say. The severely outnumbered militants have taken to embedding themselves with civilians, leading to an increase in the number of civilian casualties.  As a result, the United Nations says more than 13,000 people have fled Mosul since the operations were restarted...

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