The lucky ones.
150 Kurdish families escape from ISIS-held Mosul
By RUDAW 1 hour ago
Refugees fleeing from Mosul, Iraq, head to the Kurdistan region 2014 – Bloomberg photo
ERBIL, Kurdistan region – Peshmerga forces have taken in an estimated 150 Kurdish families who on Friday night fled the ISIS-held city of Mosul, a Kurdish official said.
The hundreds of escapees, including women and children, were sheltered by Kurdish forces in the town of Wanke, 35 km northwest of Mosul on the Tigris River, according to Saeed Mamozini, the head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party branch 14 in Mosul.
“Mosul civilians are escaping from ISIS whenever they find an opportunity,” Mamozini told Rudaw, adding residents are sometimes captured by ISIS fighters before reaching the safe zones.
“Peshmerga forces have sheltered hundreds of Kurdish people, including women and children who fled Mosul last night, providing them the basic necessities,” Mamozini said.