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posted on 22 April 2017

Over 200,000 People Have Been Displaced From Mosul


-- this post authored by Niall McCarthy

Iraqi government forces are making steady progress in their bid to retake the northern city of Mosul from the so-called Islamic State.

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Yesterday, reports emerged that Iraqi troops had retaken the city's main government offices and were within site of the Great Mosque of al-Nuri. The mosque is hugely symbolic to ISIS and it's the location where their leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, proclaimed the creation of a "caliphate" in July 2014. According to the International Organization of Migration, the number of people displaced from Mosul has risen steadily throughout the battle, recently surpassing the 200,000 mark. Read more on the indy100.

This chart shows the number of people displaced from Mosul (Oct 16-Mar 17).

Infographic: Over 200,000 people have been displaced from Mosul | Statista You will find more statistics at Statista.

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