Hun­dreds flee Mo­sul fight­ing

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

With anti-Is­lamic State group forces on the of­fen­sive in both the Iraqi city of Mo­sul and the Syr­ian city of Raqqa, Iraq on Thurs­day de­clared an end to the ex­trem­ists’ self­pro­claimed caliphate. But even as Prime Min­is­ter Haider al-Abadi made the bold as­ser­tion, deadly fight­ing con­tin­ued in Mo­sul fill­ing field hospi­tals and forc­ing hun­dreds to flee. “We are see­ing the end of the fake IS state. The lib­er­a­tion of Mo­sul proves that,” Abadi said. fol­low­ing the blaze were still in crit­i­cal con­di­tion on Fri­day. The dis­as­ter struck early on Sun­day out­side Ba­hawalpur when the driver of the oil tanker lost con­trol and crashed on a high­way.

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