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the battle intensifies, hundreds of people trudge through the mud to escape gunfire.
00:00:29
Launching their attack on the district and lower west of the river last month. Bad weather over the pass 48 hours had halted any advance, but on Sunday, rapid response soldiers making ground to within a few hundred meters for government buildings near the old city.
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Many are in desperate need of food, water and medical treatment. More than 28,000 civilians have been forced to leave their homes in Western Mosul since the offensive began 2 weeks ago. At this new camp south of the city, thousands of people have arrived since it opened at the end of last month.
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People queue anxious for their share of supplies. Men wait to be screened before they are allowed to join their families or get aid. Most of food and fuel supply are dwindling meaning tents and camps like this are expected to continue filling up fast.