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20,000 civilians trapped in DAESH controlled area in Masul: UN Official

According to a by the officials, there are more than 20,000 civilians trapped in the areas under control by in the city of Masul.

“Our estimate at this stage is that in the final pockets of the Old City, there could be as many as 15,000 civilians, possibly even as high as 20,000,” humanitarian coordinator in Lise Grande said on Thursday.

“The people that are still trapped inside of these pockets are in terrible condition,” facing shortages of food, she said.

“They’re in extreme danger from bombardment, from artillery crossfire. The [Daesh] fighters that are still there are still directly targeting civilians if they try and leave,” she added.

As the Iraqi forces are engaged fighting against the militants, it has, in the latest battles been able to capture an underground training camp of that was located in the western Masul.

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