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IS shooting civilians who flee Fallujah: aid group

Iraqis who fled the violence in their village of Saqlawiyah, north west of Fallujah, wait to receive food and aid at a military point outside their village, on June 3, 2016The Islamic State group is shooting and killing civilians who try to flee Fallujah, a city besieged by Iraqi forces, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) said on Sunday. “Reports from families that NRC has been in touch with describe that civilians trying to cross the Euphrates River in order to flee the fighting are being targeted by armed opposition groups,” the organisation said in a statement. NRC runs the camps in the town of Amriyat al-Fallujah to which most of the civilians who have fled areas around the besieged jihadist bastion are being housed.

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