UN rushing aid to 25,000 people fleeing Ramadi fighting; many moving toward Baghdad

May 19, 2015 5:16 PM

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UNITED NATIONS – The United Nations says it is rushing aid to nearly 25,000 people fleeing Ramadi for the second time in a month after the Islamic State group seized the key Iraqi city.

The deputy spokesman for the U.N. secretary-general, Farhan Haq, told reporters Tuesday that most of those fleeing are headed toward Baghdad, with many trying to enter through security checkpoints.

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