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UNICEF: In Iraq, Children Suffering, Dying in 'Brutal' War Conditions

More than 1,000 children have been killed in Iraq since 2014, when IS militants swept into the country, claiming territories, including Mosul and other major cities, according to the United Nations Children's Fund, or UNICEF. More then 5 million children are in need of emergency humanitarian relief.
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At a refugee camp near Mosul, Ibrahim Makhool holds up pictures of his house that was destroyed in an airstrike against Islamic State militants in December, killing two of his three children, in Hammam Alil, Iraq, June 21, 2017.
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At a refugee camp near Mosul, Ibrahim Makhool holds up pictures of his house that was destroyed in an airstrike against Islamic State militants in December, killing two of his three children, in Hammam Alil, Iraq, June 21, 2017.

After losing two children in the war with Islamic State, Zamin and Ibrahim Makhool's only remaining daughter, Amani, speaks of her old home fondly while living in a desert refugee camp outside Mosul. "It was perfect," she says. "I want to go home," in Ham
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After losing two children in the war with Islamic State, Zamin and Ibrahim Makhool's only remaining daughter, Amani, speaks of her old home fondly while living in a desert refugee camp outside Mosul. "It was perfect," she says. "I want to go home," in Ham

Umm Saja and her family arrive at a field hospital in Mosul, Iraq, June 21, 2017, after fleeing their home in IS-territory only an hour before. Her daughter, 1-year-old Saja, is so thin from lack of food that doctors have difficulty finding veins to injec
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Umm Saja and her family arrive at a field hospital in Mosul, Iraq, June 21, 2017, after fleeing their home in IS-territory only an hour before. Her daughter, 1-year-old Saja, is so thin from lack of food that doctors have difficulty finding veins to injec

UNICEF says more than 1,000 children have died in the Islamic State conflict in Iraq in the past three years and more than 1,300 have been injured. These are just the ones they know of in Mosul, Iraq, June 21, 2017.
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UNICEF says more than 1,000 children have died in the Islamic State conflict in Iraq in the past three years and more than 1,300 have been injured. These are just the ones they know of in Mosul, Iraq, June 21, 2017.

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