Desperate ISIS forces boys to fight and shoots families as 320,000 flee Mosul
HUNDREDS of thousands of refugees are prepares to flee Mosul as the battle for the war ravaged city rages on but the increasingly desperate Islamic State is determined to stand in their way.
More than 300,000 people are expected to run for their lives as coalition-backed forces storm the west of the Iraqi city from the liberated east in the coming weeks.
But men are being captured and forced to fight for ISIS as the terror group watches the fall of its de facto capital of their self-proclaimed Islamic caliphate on Iraq.
Since mid-February 180,000 civilians have fled western Mosul.
Lise Grande, the Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, said: “The humanitarian operation in western Mosul is far larger and far more complex than in the east.
“The main difference is that tens of thousands of families stayed in their homes in the east – in the west, tens of thousands are fleeing.”