Amid an ongoing operation by the anti-ISIS forces to retake the northern city of Mosul, Iraqi people are in the ISIS-held city are in dire need of humanitarian aid.
According to a report by Kurdish media, as covered by Tasnim, a Pentagon spokesman said last month that some 800,000 people were expected to be displaced by the ongoing battle between Iraqi forces and ISIS elements to liberate the last stronghold of the terrorist group.
Iraqi News reported that only 76,000 of the 300,000 tents expected to be in place for Mosul families fleeing the battle have so far been set up.
Iraqi media reported that at least 65,000 Iraqi soldiers in six divisions are taking part in the battle to retake Mosul from the ISIS forces that have made it their headquarters in Iraq for the past two years, Sputnik news agency reported.
Some 10,000 Kurdish Peshmerga fighters are also expected to join the battles that will bleed north and east of the city of over a million, Iraqi News reported, plus around 24,000 provincial police and members of the country’s National Mobilization Forces as support.
The fight to retake the city from the estimated 3,000-5,000 ISIS fighters still holding it is expected to start in weeks or days.