500K Iraqis Flee Mosul

    Iraqi families fleeing violence in the northern Nineveh province gather at a Kurdish checkpoint in Aski kalak, 40 kms West of Arbil, in the autonomous Kurdistan region, on June 10, 2014. Suspected jihadists seized Iraq's entire northern province of Nineveh and its capital Mosul, the country's second-largest city, in a major blow to authorities, who appear incapable of stopping militant advances.  AFP PHOTO/SAFIN HAMED        (Photo credit should read SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)

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    According to the International Organization for Migration, more than 500,000 Iraqi citizens have fled their country’s second largest city, Mosul, after it fell to terrorists. Hundreds of radical Islamist militants from an al Qaeda offshoot now control the city. The Iraqi government forces, trained by the U.S., reportedly fled when faced with fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, also called ISIS and ISIL. On Wednesday, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki declared that all military leadership that fled would be court-martialed.

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