Civilians who fled their homes due to clashes gather at Camp Tariq, south of Fallujah
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About 50,000 civilians live in Fallujah, 50 km from Baghdad, with limited access to water, food and healthcare, according to a United Nations estimate.Iraqi forces, with backing from Shiite militias and air support from the U.S.-led coalition, launched an offensive on May 23 to retake the Sunni city, the first to fall to Daesh in Iraq, in January 2014 . A leader of the Iran-backed Shiite coalition taking part in the offensive said the only side of Fallujah that remained to be secured by pro-Baghdad forces was part of the western bank of the Euphrates. People fleeing Fallujah have been using anything that floats to help them get across the river, which is about 250 to 300 meters wide at the crossing point in farmland just south of the city, provincial council head Shakir al-Essawi said.
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