Iraqi families who fled the front-lines of the battle against Islamic State in trucks are finding shelter in the desert countryside outside Mosul.
Thousands of people arrived at the Khazir camp on the edge of the battle zones on Nov. 3, 2016, in Kurdistan, northern Iraq. (H.Shekha/VOA)
For hours on Thursday crowds of people approached an empty camp, one several either set up or being set up in anticipation of a million newly displaced people from Mosul on Nov. 3, 2016, at the Khazir camp in Kurdish Iraq. (H.Shekha/VOA)
Families arrive at the Khazir camp in trucks, cars, tractors, army vehicles and even some construction vehicles on Nov. 3, 2016, in Kurdistan, northern Iraq. (H.Murdock/VOA)
A mother weeps and hugs her son she hadn't seen in the two and a half years he has been trapped in on Nov. 3, 2016, at the Khazir camp in Kurdish Iraq. (H.Murdock/VOA)