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Fact Sheet: Fleeing Mosul

In June 2014, the so called Islamic State (ISIS) occupied the city of Mosul in the North of Iraq. On October 17th, 2016, the Iraqi Government launched a military offensive to expel ISIS out of Mosul. 

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On 9th of June, 9 months after the start of the military operations in October 2016, Iraqi Prime Minster, Haider al-Abadi announced the liberation of Mosul and the win over ISIL fighters, putting an end to months of bitter fighting. Before the ISIS occupation, about 3 million people had lived in Mosul. More than 930,000 people have fled since 2014 from the city and the surrounding areas. About 230,000 persons have returned to Mosul City and the surrounding areas. New returnees to Mosul are recorded daily. 

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