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Displacement Spikes as Fighting in Mosul Intensifies

More than one month after the start of the battle for Mosul, the United Nations reports a marked increase in the number of people fleeing densely-populated urban areas of the beleaguered Iraqi city.   The United Nations reports a tripling of the number of displaced people over the past two weeks from under 22,000 to nearly 60,000 now.    U.N. data show nearly half of those fleeing their homes in Mosul are children. Women, girls and female-headed households, who make up...

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