Ramadi exodus compounds Iraq humanitarian crisis

April 20, 2015 2:05 PM

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BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Some pushed wheelbarrows piled high with their belongings across the only bridge to Baghdad. Others balanced battered suitcases on their heads, or held babies aloft so they would not be crushed in the exodus from Iraq's western province of Anbar.

More than 90,000 people have fled their homes in Anbar since April 8, when Islamic State militants began gaining ground around the provincial capital Ramadi, about 90 km (55 miles) from Baghdad, the United Nations said on Sunday.

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