Residents say they came under heavy gunfire when escaping as government prepares major offensive to retake Hawija.
- 26 May, 2016 Syria: Kurdish-led forces advance in Raqqa offensive ISIL reportedly prevents civilians from fleeing Raqqa city as SDF forces make gains in countryside.
- 7 June, 2016 UN: Civilians fleeing Fallujah face extreme abuse UN Human Rights Chief cites 'credible' reports of abuse, including executions of those escaping ISIL-held city.
- 4 March, 2018 600 Syrians killed in strikes on besieged Ghouta since February, UN says The Syrian government is planning to crush the last major rebel stronghold near Damascus, seeing thousands of civilians fleeing eastern Ghouta in preparation
- 6 June, 2016 Iraqi civilians 'shot by ISIL' while fleeing Fallujah Fighters battling to retake Fallujah from ISIL say they have secured its southern edge and have almost encircled it.
- 1 April, 2016 Trapped civilians stall Iraqi ISIL offensive Iraqi operation to retake key town from ISIL held up as thousands of trapped civilians urged to flee.Powered by WPeMatico