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More Than Half a Million Iraqis Face Desperate Winter As Mosul Offensive Looms

As Washington and Baghdad continue to ramp up their preparations for the offensive on Mosul, humanitarian organizations are warning of a “dire” winter facing hundreds of thousands of Iraqis who will be forced to flee the northern city held by the Islamic State militant group (ISIS). U.S. and Iraqi officials announced Wednesday the addition of 600 American troops to assist local Iraqi forces readying to move on the country’s second-largest city, in an operation expected to begin in October.
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