Iraq began an operation to liberate the northern city of Tal Afar from Daesh the terrorists weeks after driving the terror group out of its last urban stronghold in the country, the Defense Ministry said.
Some 15,000 children have over the previous week fled the western section of Iraq’s Mosul city where fighting between the Government forces and terrorists is intensifying by the day, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has reported.
Since the start of the Iraqi military operation to retake Mosul in October last year, more than 144,500 people have been displaced and a majority of them are in desperate need of live-saving humanitarian assistance, the United Nations migration agency has warned.
Iranian ambassador to the United Nations urged the international body to condemn the recent terrorsit attack in Iraq whcih claimed lives of 71 people, most of them Iranain pilgrims, and injured a lot more.
With winter approaching and temperatures falling, the United Nations refugee agency is preparing to open more camps and increase life-saving assistance to support the nearly 15 million people displaced by fighting in Iraq and Syria.
Daesh Takfiri terrorists have been driven out of one-third of the eastern side of Mosul, Iraq says as the army forces and their allied fighters are conducting a major operation to liberate the strategic northern city.
At least three Iraqis have lost their lives after Daesh terrorists fired mortars containing chemical agents against civilian areas south of Mosul as Iraqi forces press ahead with the large battle to liberate the northern city.