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Mosul residents reluctant to leave despite danger lurking at every turn


In spite of the acute danger, Mosul’s inhabitants are reluctant to leave the city.

“Why would we go? We would be suffering in the camps,” says Amer Salim, standing at the gate of his house the temporary base of the Mosul Battalion. Amer’s mother and his two brothers did leave, walking to the Gogjali district just outside Mosul, where they were trucked to the Hasansham displacement camp set up in Kurdish-controlled territory.

According to Amer, the feedback he has been getting over the phone has not been good.

“They told us there is little to eat in Hasansham. They told us to stay in Mosul,” he says. – READ MORE

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