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UN: Up to half a million Mosul civilians facing 'catastrophic' drinking water shortage


12-01-2016 19:35 BJT

As the Battle for Mosul intensifies, the UN has said nearly half a million of the Iraqi city's civilians are facing a "catastrophic" drinking water shortage.

UNICEF reported that an important water pipeline has been destroyed in an inaccessible part of the ISIL controlled city. While residents have blamed the US-led coalition for the damage, a local official suggested the Islamists may have intentionally stopped the flow. 

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