Fearing ISIL, Palestinian families leave Mosul for Iraqi Kurdistan


About 120 Palestinian families have emigrated from Mosul in northern Iraq to Iraqi Kurdistan fearing ISIL threats, according to the consulate of Palestine in Erbil.

In a statement, released Saturday, the consul of Palestine in Erbil Nathmi Hazouri said Palestinian families living in Iraq were facing very dire conditions.

Hazouri said that Palestinian families started to leave Mosul to Iraqi Kurdistan in June after ISIL fighters started to deploy in the city.

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