Mosul battle: 180,000 civilians flee as Iraqi troops advance

BBC MIDDLE EAST | on Mon, Mar 20, 10:33 AM

Media captionThose who have survived under the rule of so-called IS in western Mosul now face starvation.More than 180,000 civilians have fled the west of the Iraqi city of Mosul in the past month, as government forces battle Islamic State (IS) militants. Iraqi officials say most have taken refuge in camps and reception centres. Others have moved in with relatives.The UN has warned[1] an additional 320,000 civilians may flee in the coming weeks.It is also worried about civilians trapped in Mo...

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