Tel Afar Operation Will Trigger More Waves of Displacements: Official

Iraqi Minister of Migration and Displacement warned about a large influx of displacements by the imminent operation to retake Tel Afar city in west of Mosul which is still held by the Islamic State (IS).

Jasim Mohamad, Iraqi Minister of Migration and Displacement, told reporters while visiting Hasan Sham camp in eastern Nineveh that they expect big waves of displacements as a result of the fight to retake Tel Afar.

The military operation to recapture Tel Afar city is expected to begin after the battle in Mosul is concluded.

Moreover, the Iraqi minister thanked the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and both provinces of Erbil and Duhok for their humanitarian efforts in sheltering large numbers of displaced Iraqis.