Exclusive video of Iraqi refugees after ISIL takeover of Mosul

Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:17:56

Tens of thousands of Iraqis have been forced to flee Mosul after the terrorist group of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) took control of Iraq's second biggest city, Al-Alam reports.

Troops were among those fleeing as hundreds of ISIL militants overran Mosul on Tuesday and much of the surrounding province of Nineveh.

Iraq’s Kurdistan Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani issued a statement appealing to the UN refugee agency for help.

After taking the provincial capital of Mosul and parts of Kirkuk, the al-Qaeda-linked militants captured two areas of Iraq's Salaheddin province

Siniyah and Sulaiman Bek, located north of the capital Baghdad, fell into the hand of the militants, said an army brigadier general and a local official.

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has called on the parliament to declare a state of emergency.

Violence also raged elsewhere in the country with bombings and shootings across the country.


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