Tuesday, May 19, 2015

"Iraqis shut gates of Baghdad to desperate families fleeing terror: Over 20,000 trapped in no man's land at the mercy of advancing ISIS horde after the fall of Ramadi"

The country's army amassed around Ramadi yesterday, and Iranian-backed Shi'ite militias have also marched towards the city in a bid to recapture it. But counter-terrorism analysts say this move could result in an all-out sectarian bloodbath with the Sunni fanatics.

Meanwhile reports that ISIS has seized yet another village between there and its controlled territory in Fallujah indicates they are moving east towards Baghdad.
It means those stuck on the Baghdad's peripheries are vulnerable to attacks should the terror group keep advancing towards the city, according to the DARY Humanitarian Organisation in the city.
 
Its President Alaa Obiead told MailOnline: 'There were more than 8,000 people fleeing violence and fear of being killed by Islamic State and I expect that figure has now reached more than 20,000. 
'I can also confirm that other people are trapped in their homes in downtown Ramadi because of the control of Islamic State there. 
'A lot of people from Anbar are stuck in Amiriyat Fallujah without shelter because of the closure of the only bridge leading to the capital, Baghdad. 
Helpless families are refused entry into the city - which has gone into military lock down - because soldiers can not verify they are actually civilians or the ISIS fighters who destroyed their home, he says.

And these civilians 'face dangers from all sides and many have nowhere to run, nowhere to hide,' the Emergencies Division of Human Rights Watch has told MailOnline.
Don't be a refugee if you can help it.

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