UN : 200,000 Citizens May Flee Mosul Within Days

BAGHDAD - Nearly 200,000 people may try to flee in the coming days from areas still under the control of Daesh organization in Mosul, the United Nations has warned.

The UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Stephen O'Brien, in a press statement, expressed "serious concern" for the safety of civilians who are still in areas controlled by Daesh organization, referring to reports about large-scale operation to booby-trap houses, and targeting children by snipers.

The United Nations estimates the number of displaced persons from Mosul at 760,000, and is not sure how many civilians are still in the areas under the control of Daesh.

Last Thursday, the security forces appealed to civilians inside the Old City and neighboring neighborhoods under Daesh organization to leave and transit to places under the control of the security forces.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency