- Title: Iraqi families fleeing Mosul reunite in Khazer camp
- Date: 5th November 2016
- Summary: KHAZER, EAST OF MOSUL, IRAQ (NOVEMBER 5, 2016) (REUTERS) PEOPLE WALKING IN KHAZER CAMP WITH TENTS IN BACKGROUND WOMEN AND CHILDREN GREETING EACH OTHER, HUGGING, KISSING AND CRYING MAN AND BOY HUGGING / WOMAN GREETING MAN WITH KISSES FAMILY HUGGING AND KISSING PEOPLE WALKING AROUND NEAR CAMP FENCE PEOPLE ON BOTH SIDES OF CAMP FENCE PEOPLE REGISTERING AT CAMP PEOPLE WALKING THROUGH CAMP WITH THEIR BELONGINGS MEN GREETING EACH OTHER MEN WALKING TOGETHER ARM-IN-ARM FAMILY SITTING TOGETHER ON FLOOR OF CAMP CAMP WORKERS UNLOADING SUPPLIES MAN ARRIVING WITH SUPPLIES / VEHICLES AT ENTRANCE TO CAMP PEOPLE WALKING / VIEW OF CAMP TENTS
- Embargoed: 20th November 2016 10:50
- Keywords: Iraq Mosul displaced Khazer camp
- Location: KHAZER, EAST OF MOSUL, IRAQ
- City: KHAZER, EAST OF MOSUL, IRAQ
- Country: Iraq
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Military Conflicts
- Reuters ID: LVA0015761X6V
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Iraqis fleeing the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul reunited with their loved ones on Saturday (November 5) at Khazer refugee camp in the east of the city.
Some families, who had not seen one another for more than two years, met at the site for an emotional reunion.
Men, women and children were seen hugging and kissing as many more waited anxiously outside the camp's fence.
Khazer camp's inhabitants have to stay there until they have cleared security screening and other checks.
Thousands of people have left Mosul since Iraq's regular troops and special forces - along with Shi'ite militias, Kurdish peshmerga fighters and other groups backed by U.S.-led air strikes - launched their campaign to retake the city nearly three weeks ago.
At least 22,000 people have been displaced since the start of the Mosul offensive according to the United Nations, excluding thousands of others from nearby villages forced back to the city by retreating Islamic State fighters who used them as human shields.
Mosul is still home to nearly 1.5 million people, who risk being caught up in brutal urban warfare.
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