Middle East

Thousands flee Fallujah using route secured by army

TOPSHOT - Displaced Iraqis who were evacuated from their villages by Iraqi government forces south of the besieged Islamic State (IS) group bastion of Fallujah rest at a safe zone in Subayat during a military operation to retake territory from the jihadists on June 12, 2016. Civilians who reached the safety of displacement camps south of the city and several aid organisations have reported cases of residents being shot dead, mostly as they tried to cross the Euphrates river to reach Iraqi govern

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on June 13, 2016, on page 1.




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