Iraqi authorities estimate that the forthcoming operations against Daesh terrorist group in the western part of the city of Mosul will result in displacement of up to 250,000 people, local media reported Wednesday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Iraqi News newspaper reported citing the country's Migration and Displacement Minister Jassem Jaff that the upcoming clashes with Daesh fighters in western Mosul would make 200.000-250.000 people flee their homes.
The media outlet added citing the official that the operation to retake the eastern part liberated by the government forces had resulted in displacement of more than 190,000.
Iraqi forces have been fighting in Mosul with the jihadists of Daesh since October 2016. The operation has resulted in liberation of the eastern part of the country's former second largest city, while the western districts of Mosul occupied in 2014, are still under the terrorists' control.
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