“Stay or go, they risk death” Children in Mosul face impossible decision

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Humanitarian aid workers are expecting up to one million people -- including up to 600,000 children -- to flee the besieged city of Mosul as the long-awaited offensive to liberate the Islamic State stronghold pushes into its second day.

So far, there has been no mass exodus of civilians. Military officials have suggested ISIS fighters are holding the city’s population against their will in order to form a human shield to slow the U.S.-led coalition’s advance.

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