On June 3, dozens of families from Al Zanjili fled the area as battles raged between the Iraqi Security Forces and ISIS. Families attempted to escape towards safe areas under Iraqi Security Forces control, but were faced by ISIS militants on their journey, who killed at least 250 individuals.
The Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights stated that the war against ISIS in Nineveh province has left many children lost away from their parents, unaware of their whereabouts. Likewise, many families have since lost track of their children.
11 April 2017
The Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights (IOHR) states that civilians trying to flee from ISIS-controlled areas, particularly during battles between the Iraqi Government and ISIS fighters, have no safe escape routes, where all corridors out of the city are subject to ISIS attacks.
According to IOHR statistics, at least 25 civilians were killed since 1 April 2017 on Abu Zeayan street in the right coast of Mosul, considered one of the ‘safe corridors’ provided by the Iraqi Government Forces.