Supplies running out for Iraqis left in embattled Mosul

Aid agencies estimated some 200,000 could flee the Iraqi city of Mosul in the first weeks of fighting, but five weeks in only around 70,000 civilians have fledA few blocks away from the home in the densely packed Aden neighbourhood, Iraqi special forces are battling Islamic State (IS) jihadists in grinding house-to-house fighting to oust the group from Mosul, the last major population centre it controlled in the country. While aid agencies estimated that some 200,000 residents could flee the city in the first weeks of the fighting, five weeks into the operation only around 70,000 civilians have fled their homes.

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