UN: more civilians in besieged Fallujah

UN: more civilians in besieged Fallujah

World June 8, 2016 17:45

baghdad - In besieged Fallujah Iraqi citizens are much more than expected in a fix. The United Nations estimates that Islamic State, which has occupied the city and defend against advancing government forces, there may be 90,000 people holding hostage. Earlier, the UN kept it to 50,000 between two fires trapped civilians.

The Iraqi army hit more than two weeks since the siege of Fallujah, but encountering fierce resistance from IS and progresses very slowly. The inhabitants of the city suffer for months flaw and that is rapidly worsened since the beginning of the siege.

The UN has the number of disadvantaged citizens underestimated in Fallujah, said Lisa Grande, the UN humanitarian coordinator in Iraq. Based on the statements of people who have managed to flee the revised estimate Wednesday the city.
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At least ten people have drowned in their attempt to flee the city, said Grande.

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