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Over 104,000 People Displaced Since Start of Mosul Operation in October

© REUTERS / Mohammed SalemDisplaced Iraqis, who fled the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul, walk under rain in Khazer camp, Iraq December 14, 2016
Displaced Iraqis, who fled the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul, walk under rain in Khazer camp, Iraq December 14, 2016 - Sputnik International
104,424 individuals currently displaced in Iraq as a result of the on-going Mosul operations which began on 17 October 2016, according to the statement of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

Iraqi civilians flee the village of Gogjali, a few hundred metres of Mosul's eastern edge, as clashes go on between Iraq army forces and jihadists of the Islamic State (IS) group to retake Mosul, the last Iraqi city under the control of IS, on November 2, 2016 - Sputnik International
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GENEVA (Sputnik) — More than 104,000 people have been forced to flee the Iraqi city of Mosul since the start of a military operation to liberate it from the Islamic State (ISIL or Daesh) militants, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Monday.

"17,404 families (104,424 individuals) currently displaced as a result of the on-going Mosul operations which began on 17 October 2016," the IOM said in a statement.

Most of the displaced people, 103,212, were residents of the Nineveh  province where Mosul is located, while the city itself was left by 32,640 people, according to the organization.

An Iraqi soldier stands atop an armoured vehicle in the town of Tal Abtah, south of Tal Afar, on December 10, 2016, after they retook the area during a broad offencive to retake the city of Mosul from Islamic State (IS) jihadists - Sputnik International
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Iraqi forces backed by the US-led coalition against the Daesh launched the operation to reclaim Mosul from the extremist group, outlawed in Russia and the United States among others, on October 17.

Mosul, the second biggest Iraqi city, as well as a number of other northern and western Iraqi cities and towns were seized in 2014 during an IS offensive.

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