Thousands displaced as the battle for Mosul rages

Khazir, Iraq - The Red Cross says five children and two women are being treated for exposure to chemical weapons near the Iraqi city of Mosul. US-backed Iraqi forces are fighting to push ISIL out of the city.

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    Khazir, Iraq - The Red Cross says five children and two women are being treated for exposure to chemical weapons near the Iraqi city of Mosul.

    US-backed Iraqi forces are fighting to push ISIL out of the city.

    Thousands have been fleeing western Mosul as the battle goes on.

    The Red Cross doesn't know which side used the chemical agents.


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