Mosul Residents Face A Deadly Catch-22 As Siege Begins
Iraqi forces have begun the battle to retake Mosul from ISIS, but over 1 million residents are in danger whether they stay in or leave the city.By Ryan Biek | October 17, 2016
As Iraqi forces begin their siege on Mosul to eradicate ISIS, many fear a humanitarian crisis is just around the corner.
With over 1 million residents possibly trying to flee the city, the situation could become one of the worst man-made displacement crises in recent memory.
On the first day of the battle, emergency camps were ready to accommodate 60,000 people, but 200,000 people may try to escape Mosul in just the first few days.