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Iraqis Families Flee From IS as Iraq Army Moves to Retake Mosul

About 6,000 Iraqi are now living in a small Kurdish-run camp set up in the gravel and mud to take in villagers fleeing Islamic State militants as the Iraqi army starts its push to retake the area south of Mosul.
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Iraqi village woman who has survived 13 years of war and 2 years under IS, now in a refugee camp outside Makhmour, Iraq, April 11, 2016. (S. Behn/VOA)
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Iraqi village woman who has survived 13 years of war and 2 years under IS, now in a refugee camp outside Makhmour, Iraq, April 11, 2016. (S. Behn/VOA)

Iraqi refugee children who fled IS with their families playing on the concrete floor of their new home in a camp outside Makhmour, Iraq, April 11, 2016. (S. Behn/VOA)
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Iraqi refugee children who fled IS with their families playing on the concrete floor of their new home in a camp outside Makhmour, Iraq, April 11, 2016. (S. Behn/VOA)

Men carrying foam mattresses in a refugee camp set up for villagers fleeing IS control outside Makhmour, Iraq, April 11, 2016. (S. Behn/VOA)
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Men carrying foam mattresses in a refugee camp set up for villagers fleeing IS control outside Makhmour, Iraq, April 11, 2016. (S. Behn/VOA)

Iraqi women in a makeshift kitchen in a camp for refugees fleeing IS control outside Makhmour, Iraq, April 11, 2016. (S. Behn/VOA)
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Iraqi women in a makeshift kitchen in a camp for refugees fleeing IS control outside Makhmour, Iraq, April 11, 2016. (S. Behn/VOA)

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