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  1. “500,000 Iraqi civilians flee Mosul”

  2. Wednesday more than 500,000 citizens fled in fear as extremist militants overran Iraq's second largest city, Mosul. The takeover has resulted in violence and a “high number of casualties among civilians.” Those fleeing the fighting carrying only what they can in plastic bags, are heading to the city's east and seeking sanctuary elsewhere. The rush led to bottlenecks at checkpoints as people tried to reach safety. Despite its size, Mosul's collapse was swift. After weekend clashes, hundreds of radical Islamist fighters from an al Qaeda splinter group swarmed through the west of the city overnight Monday to Tuesday. American-trained Iraqi government forces fled in the face of the onslaught by the fighters, believed to be from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, an al Qaeda splinter group also known as ISIS and ISIL. Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki ordered that all military leadership who fled be court-martialed.

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