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In Iraq , one hundred and twenty people have been killed by Islamic State group over the past forty-eight hours in western Mosul.

According to an Iraqi army officer, some of the civilians were killed as they attempted to flee the clashes between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State militants in the region.

The United Nations says that nearly eight hundred thousand people have fled northern Iraq 's Mosul city since start of the military operation in February while one hundred eighty thousand are still living in the areas that are under the control of Islamic State group.

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