European organization: 4 Thousands of civilians have fled Fallujah within 24 hours
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Said Abdul Rasul that he was securing the intersection of peace after armed Iraqi forces were driven from areas on the west bank of the Euphrates River on the other side of the city of Fallujah , the center on theeast bank. He did not say how many civilians who managed to escape yet.
The United Nations said on the eighth of June, more than 20 thousand people were able to escape from thecity and the surrounding area since the Iraqi army began its attack on the town.
But the roads safe shortage made their escape difficult and very dangerous. It was reported that at least ten people drowned while crossing the Euphrates River. He said that those who have had access to areas under government control they walked for days to avoid sniper fire improvised explosive devices planted by militants organize Daash along the roads to delay the military progress.
Lotion Iraq a major operation to restore Falluja - a stronghold of the organization Daash located an hour 'sdrive from Baghdad However , the United Nations is concerned about the fate of 90 thousand civilians from the belief that they are trapped inside without food or water.
Brigadier General Yahya Abdul Rasul , a spokesman for the joint Special operations command, told Reuters that he was locked through the new exit , known as the intersection of peace on Saturday , to the south -west of Fallujah.
"there are other ways prepared in advance , but this corridor is the first that has been fully secured and is arelatively safe way."