U.N READIES FOR REFUGEE EXODUS FROM IRAQ’S MOSUL

A displaced man from south of Mosul gives the coordinates of Islamic State militants to Iraqi army, south of Mosul

(Reuters) Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis in and around Mosul could be uprooted by the military assault to retake city from ISIL, the U.N refugee agency UNHCR said on Tuesday.

“In Mosul we believe the displacement situation may be about to dramatically worsen,” UNHCR spokesman Adrian Edwards told a briefing, saying the agency needed more land for camps.

“The humanitarian impact of the military offensive is expected to be enormous; up to 1.2 million people could be affected.”

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