Islamic State conflict ‘has displaced more than 5m Iraqis’

BBC News reports: “More than five million Iraqis have been displaced since so-called Islamic State (IS) took over large swathes of territory in 2014, the UN says.

Lise Grande, the UN humanitarian coordinator for Iraq, said 5.4 million civilians had fled their homes over the past three years.

The latest figures come in the wake of the recapture of the town of Hawija – IS last major urban stronghold in Iraq.

IS now hold only a stretch of territory on Iraq’s border with Syria.

At their height, the jihadists controlled large parts of central and northern Iraq, including its second city, Mosul…”

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