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80 families flee IS-held areas west of Anbar: Council

80 families flee IS-held areas west of Anbar: Council
Displaced families. File photo.


Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Eighty families fled the areas held by the Islamic State group in Qaim District toward the liberated areas, a member of Anbar Provincial Council revealed on Sunday.

Ezzal al-Fahdawi, member of Anbar Provincial Council, said in a press statement, “Iraqi security forces received 80 families who fled the areas held by the Islamic State in Qaim District, west of Anbar.”

“The families are mostly women and children, and they were transferred to a displaced camp in Khalidiyah District, in eastern Ramadi,” Fahdawi explained.

“The majority of families who fled Qaim paid 700 USD per person to the Islamic state’s members to allow them flee the district,” Fahdawi further added.

Fahdawi also declared that the coming days will be the hardest due to the displacement of hundreds of families from the western areas, which will need extra aids for the displaced families.


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