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>> 1,000 civilians walking across the front lines, the largest displacement since fighting began in western Mosul. US backed Iraqi forces pushed deeper into the city on Saturday, after retaking the city's airport from Islamic State and punching into built-up areas of the Jihadists' last major stronghold in the country.
This group, made up mostly of women and children, climbing into military trucks to get camps further south. One man telling Reuters, Islamic State militants have used them as human shields for four months. The government's encouraging civilians to stay in their homes wherever possible. But the United Nations expects up to 400,000 people, they have to leave their homes during the new offensive.
As food and fuel supplies dwindle, aid groups say the most dangerous phase of the fight is about to begin.