UN: Mosul campaign could affect 1.5 million civilians

July 20, 2016 5:30 PM

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UNITED NATIONS – A United Nations official is warning that an upcoming military campaign to wrest control of the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State group could affect as many as 1.5 million civilians, making it one of the world's largest humanitarian crises.

Lise Grande, the U.N. humanitarian coordinator for Iraq, said Wednesday that military operations to retake areas held by the Islamic State group have already forced hundreds of thousands from their homes.

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