Refugees fleeing from Mosul head to the self-ruled northern Kurdish region in Irbil, Iraq, 350 kilometers north of Baghdad, Tuesday, June 10, 2014. (AP Photo)
GENEVA: Some 500,000 Iraqis have fled their homes in Iraq's second city Mosul after Jihadist militants took control, fearing increased violence, the International Organization for Migration said Wednesday.
The Geneva-based organisation said its sources on the ground estimated the violence leading up to the Islamic State of Iraq's total takeover on Tuesday "displaced over 500,000 people in and around the city."
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