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Mosul Refugees Overwhelm UN Camp in Syria

  • Zana Omar
  • Rikar Hussein

Nearly a week after the military operation to recapture Iraq's second city of Mosul from the Islamic State, the anticipated exodus of civilians has unfolded precisely as top United Nations officials warned.

A U.N. run camp in Al-Hasakah, Syria is trying its best to provide food, shelter and a safe place for thousands of Iraqis who risked their lives to leave Mosul. Many more are expected to arrive in the coming days.