Almost half a million Iraqis have fled their homes in the province of Anbar after a military operation against the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), a group linked to al-Qaeda.

Almost 200,000 have fled to a town north of Baghdad, where residents are already struggling to cope.

The Anbar refugees are clearly putting a strain on Samarra, which has a population of 300,000. 

Al Jazeera's Imran Khan reports from Samarra.

Source: Al Jazeera