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Nearly 70,000 Iraqis fled Fallujah to camps in nearby towns – Gov’t

BAGHDAD, — The Iraqi government said Wednesday nearly 70,000 persons have fled .Fallujah to camps in nearby towns since the eruption of the conflict in the city The government forces was able to protect this huge number of the residents of Fallujah and surrounding areas which remained under the control of the so-called Islamic State for more than two years, the .government spokesman Saad Al-Hadeithi told reporters Despite the financial difficulties, the government spares no effort to provide those internally-displaced” .persons (IDPs) with all forms of support and care amid the ongoing military operations,” he affirmed Al-Hadeithi added that the security forces are verifying that there are no militants among the IDPs through checking the intelligence database.

Source: Kuwait News Agency