Since the fall of Mosul on 9 June, Armed Opposition Groups (AOGs) – including Baathists, tribal militias and members of former regime/military – along with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), have taken control of large swathes of Iraq’s predominantly Sunni provinces of Ninewa, Salah El Din, Diyala. The cities of Mosul, Tikrit, Tal Afar, Beiji, Quayyara, Sinjar, Suleiman Bek, Rashad, Hawijah, Riyadh, Fallujah, Saqlawiyah, are currently under AOG control. Since January much of Anbar has been under ISIL control.
This has led to internal displacements on a massive scale. Iraq is now contending with one of the largest internal population displacements in the world. Over a million people have been displaced since January this year. Approximately 560,000 people have been displaced from Anbar. Following the fall of Mosul an estimated additional 650,000 persons have been displaced.
The number of displaced persons continues to increase rapidly. As of 19 of June 2014, the Ministry of Displacement and Migration (MoDM) confirmed there are 93,108 IDP families registered inside and outside Anbar Governorate (22,108 IDP families are residing outside of Anbar Governorate and the remaining 71,000 IDP families are residing within Anbar Governorate). On 11 June 2014 approximately 500,000 people fled from Mosul city (83,340 IDP families).
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