Reports suggest that coalition forces are in the last push to free Mosul of ISIS. Fighting has increased as coalition forces gain new ground, causing ISIS to retreat. Unfortunately, the fighting is not only pushing out ISIS, but also civilians. Food and water is running low, intense fighting is claiming more civilian lives, and ISIS is shooting civilians. In the last two days alone, one screening site at a IDP camp has hosted more than 11,000 people fleeing Mosul.
2017-05-11 Iraq (Reuters) – Thousands more people are fleeing Mosul every day since Iraqi troops began their push into the last Islamic State-held areas of the city last week, with food and water running out and the fighting killing increasing numbers of civilians.
More than 22,000 people have fled Mosul since the U.S.-backed forces opened a new front in the northwest of the city on May 4 to try to finally dislodge the militants, the United Nations said on Wednesday, citing Iraqi government figures.
In the past two days alone, more than 11,000 people have passed through a screening site at the Hammam al-Alil camp south of Mosul.