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Iraq: Woman who fled embattled Mosul bakes bread in IDP camp to save money01:30

Iraq: Woman who fled embattled Mosul bakes bread in IDP camp to save money

Iraq, Mosul
March 8, 2017 at 12:19 GMT +00:00 · Published

While Iraqi government and US-led coalition forces continue to battle the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL) for Mosul, one woman residing in the nearby Hamam Alil IDP camp was baking bread, Wednesday, in a bid to make money as she awaits her fate as a displaced Iraqi citizen.

"Daesh [IS] invaded us, the army came and liberate us, and we came here," said Doha Mohamad, a housewive who fled West Mosul.

As she waits for the fighting to stop and for the city to be safe again, Doha Mohamad kneads and bakes bread with her family in the camp.

On February 19, the Iraqi Armed Forces began a renewed assault on IS-held positions with the goal of liberating western Mosul. The offensive was announced by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, amidst concerns that heavily populated residential areas would be caught in the crossfire during the campaign.

The military operation to liberate Mosul began on October 17. IS captured Mosul in 2014 and the offensive is now fronted by the Iraqi army, Kurdish and Shia militias, and the US-led anti-IS coalition. Mosul is the last major city in Iraq still under IS control.

Iraq: Woman who fled embattled Mosul bakes bread in IDP camp to save money01:30
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While Iraqi government and US-led coalition forces continue to battle the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL) for Mosul, one woman residing in the nearby Hamam Alil IDP camp was baking bread, Wednesday, in a bid to make money as she awaits her fate as a displaced Iraqi citizen.

"Daesh [IS] invaded us, the army came and liberate us, and we came here," said Doha Mohamad, a housewive who fled West Mosul.

As she waits for the fighting to stop and for the city to be safe again, Doha Mohamad kneads and bakes bread with her family in the camp.

On February 19, the Iraqi Armed Forces began a renewed assault on IS-held positions with the goal of liberating western Mosul. The offensive was announced by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, amidst concerns that heavily populated residential areas would be caught in the crossfire during the campaign.

The military operation to liberate Mosul began on October 17. IS captured Mosul in 2014 and the offensive is now fronted by the Iraqi army, Kurdish and Shia militias, and the US-led anti-IS coalition. Mosul is the last major city in Iraq still under IS control.