Displaced Iraqis seek refuge in Erbil

Fighting pushes large numbers of refugees closer to Erbil as US warplanes bomb Islamic State group in Iraq.

    Tens of thousands of civilians in northern Iraq continue to flee their homes as the security situation crumbles.

    The fighting has pushed large numbers of displaced people closer to the Kurdish capital, Erbil.

    Elsewhere, Kurdish forces have evacuated camps for displaced people in advance of US air strikes.
     
    Al Jazeera's Jane Arraf reports from Erbil.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We will cut your throats': The anatomy of Greece's lynch mobs

    The brutality of Greece's racist lynch mobs

    With anti-migrant violence hitting a fever pitch, victims ask why Greek authorities have carried out so few arrests.

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    How a homegrown burger joint pioneered a food revolution and decades later gave a young, politicised class its identity.

    From Cameroon to US-Mexico border: 'We saw corpses along the way'

    'We saw corpses along the way'

    Kombo Yannick is one of the many African asylum seekers braving the longer Latin America route to the US.