Number of displaced Iraqis reaches three million

Number of displaced people has increased recently due to clashes between security forces and ISIL in Anbar province.

Number of displaced Iraqis reaches three million

World Bulletin / News Desk 

The number of displaced people registered by the Iraqi Ministry of Migration and Displacement has reached three million, a government official said Sunday.

Asghar al-Mosawi, deputy minister of the Migration and Displacement Ministry, told that the number of displaced people has increased recently due to clashes between security forces and ISIL in the western province of Anbar.

In April, the Iraqi government registered 2.7 million displaced people in Diyala, Anbar, Saladin and Nineveh provinces.

Iraqi forces, backed by the Shiite militia al-Hashd al-Shaabi, launched a military operation Tuesday against ISIL to retake Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province.

Last Mod: 31 Mayıs 2015, 16:46
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