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Hundreds of Civilians Flee as Forces Advance on ISIS in Mosul

More than one million civilians are still in Mosul, leaving humanitarian groups concerned

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    More than 900 civilians have fled Mosul into Syria as U.S.-backed Iraqi forces continued to advance toward the ISIS-held city, NBC News reported.

    A total of 912 people are at the U.N.-operated camp in Syria, a spokesman for the Office of UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) told NBC News.

    More than one million civilians are still in Mosul, leaving humanitarian groups concerned. Iraqi and Kurdish authorities are almost done constructing a refugee camp that will be able to hold about 5,000 families, indicating a large number of people are expected to flee their homes.

    Mercy Corps, a humanitarian aid agency, is calling for the U.S. to contribute $325 million in emergency supplemental funding to support fleeing Iraqi families.