Over 2mn Iraqis Displace Due to ISIL Assault

KABUL: (Middle East Press) As a result of violence committed by ISIL Takfiri terrorists, over two million people in Iraq have been displaced internally, the International Organization of Migration (IOM) says.

According to a report released by IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) on Tuesday, an estimated 2,086,356 Iraqis are dislocated in the crisis-hit country from the beginning of January through December 9, 2014.

The report further added that the Iraqi people have been dispersed across 2,049 distinct locations in the country.

A similar report by the same organization in October issued that an estimated 1,814,862 people (302,477 families) had been displaced in the Arab country. The report covered internal displacement from January through October 5, 2014.

The report also indicated that Nineveh and Anbar provinces had the largest displaced population with 147,875 and 83,979 families respectively. The two provinces are the areas most affected by the current crisis in Iraq.

ISIL terrorists operating in Iraq have committed many atrocities targeting civilians, especially Kurds, which has compelled them to flee from their homes.

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