Battle for Mosul: Hundreds of Civilians Flee Into Syria, U.N. Says

October 19, 2016 2:41 PM

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More than 900 civilians have fled Mosul and across the border into Syria, the United Nations said Wednesday as U.S.-backed Iraqi forces continued to advance on the ISIS stronghold.

A total of 912 people from the Iraqi city are currently at a U.N.-operated camp in Syria, a spokesman for the Office of UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) told NBC News. Local security is keeping the group separate from other refugees at the Al Hol camp, the agency said.

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