8,000 Iraqi civilians evacuated from western Mosul

8,000 Iraqi civilians evacuated from western Mosul04/03/2017 (Anadolu Agency – Turkey): Iraqi forces have evacuated around 8,000 civilians from western Mosul in the past 24 hours amid an ongoing offensive to drive Daesh militants from the area, according to a local military officer.  “The civilians were transferred from districts where forces are engaged in fighting against Daesh,” Army Captain Jabbar Hassan told Anadolu Agency on Saturday.  He said the evacuees were moved to temporary refugee camps before being relocated to east of Mosul.  Iraqi authorities announced Friday around 14,000 civilians fled western Mosul in one day, in one of the biggest displacement waves since the army launched fresh operations to recapture western Mosul last month.  Federal police officer Karim Thiyab, for his part, described the process of hosting refugees as “disorganized”…

http://aa.com.tr/en/middle-east/8-000-iraqi-civilians-evacuated-from-western-mosul/763956

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