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ISIS seen as liberators by some Sunnis in Mosul

Many Sunni residents of Mosul resented the Iraqi army as an occupying force.
The jacket belonging to an Iraqi Army uniform lies on the ground in front of the remains of a burnt out Iraqi army vehicle close to the Kukjali Iraqi Army checkpoint, some 10km of east of the northern city of Mosul, on June 11, 2014, the day after Sunni militants, including fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) overran the city.  Half a million people were estimated to have fled Iraq's second largest city, as Islamist militants tightened their grip after overrunning it and a swathe o

DAHUK, Iraq — The Kurdistan Region of Iraq is dealing with an influx of Iraqi refugees following the takeover of Mosul and Tikrit by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS).

Dindar Zebari, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) assistant head of the Department of Foreign Relations, announced in a press conference that approximately 500,000 refugees arrived in Iraqi Kurdistan, with about 180,000 refugees in Dahuk and 100,000 in Erbil. The KRG will build three camps near the entry checkpoints of Erbil and Dahuk.

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