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World Help @world_help 10m10 minutes ago Our team is is now just a few miles away from #Mosul. 1 million refugees are expected to flee the city. Help today:
Iraq's Federal Police bombarding the Shura area near #Mosul with Grad rockets. Will be stormed soon
Sound and Picture @soundandpic 22h22 hours ago #Mosul #ISIS issued a decision for civilians to hand all sim carts of phones to ISIS offices #Sou_and_Pic #ISIS #ISL #IS
"Everything must be done to ensure the safety of civilian populations, now residing in combat areas and used as human shields by Daesh [Arabic pejorative term for IS],” Hollande said, adding that anti-IS forces must act “in full respect of human rights and international humanitarian law."
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) estimates that up to 1 million civilians may be displaced due to the fighting. According to the International Organization for Migration, around 5,640 people had to flee their homes in Mosul in the last three days, with the majority leaving in the last 24 hours.