31 Jul '16, 2pm

Retaking Iraq's ISIS-held Mosul likely to prove tricky, costly

Retaking Iraq's ISIS-held Mosul likely to prove tricky, costly

But the presence of hundreds of thousands of civilians in Mosul raises the prospect of a flood of people escaping — joining tens of thousands still displaced from previous fighting. The Geneva-based International Committee of the Red Cross said on Friday that up to 1 million Iraqis could be forced to flee their homes in the coming weeks amid worsening fighting. The group's regional director for the Near and Middle East, Robert Mardini, said it is preparing for the worst, particularly in the Mosul area.

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