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In pictures: Iraqi refugees fleeing from Mosul gather at the UN-run Al-Hol camp in Syria's Hassakeh province

Mosul, which had a population of more than 1 million people, a stretch of territory that straddles the border between northern Iraq and eastern Syria.

In pictures: Iraqi refugees fleeing from Mosul gather at the UN-run Al-Hol camp in Syria's Hassakeh province
A refugee child who fled the Iraqi city of Mosul due to the fighting between government forces and ISIL group jihadists, cries at the UN-run al-Hol refugee camp in Syria's Hasakeh province, on January 29, 2017. (DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Iraqi refugees fleeing from Mosul gather at the UN-run Al-Hol camp in Syria's Hassakeh province
A refugee woman who fled the Iraqi city of Mosul due to the fighting between government forces and ISIL group jihadists, waits in a queue for aid at the UN-run al-Hol refugee camp in Syria's Hasakeh province, on January 29, 2017. (DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Iraqi refugees fleeing from Mosul gather at the UN-run Al-Hol camp in Syria's Hassakeh province
A refugee woman who fled the Iraqi city of Mosul due to the fighting between government forces and ISIL group jihadists, stands at the UN-run al-Hol refugee camp in Syria's Hasakeh province, on January 29, 2017. (DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Iraqi refugees fleeing from Mosul gather at the UN-run Al-Hol camp in Syria's Hassakeh province
A refugee woman who fled the Iraqi city of Mosul due to the fighting between government forces and ISIL group jihadists, carries heating fuel at the UN-run al-Hol refugee camp in Syria's Hasakeh province, on January 29, 2017. (DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Iraqi refugees fleeing from Mosul gather at the UN-run Al-Hol camp in Syria's Hassakeh province
Refugees who fled the Iraqi city of Mosul due to the fighting between government forces and ISIL group jihadists, wait to receive aid at the UN-run al-Hol refugee camp in Syria's Hasakeh province, on January 29, 2017. (DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Iraqi refugees fleeing from Mosul gather at the UN-run Al-Hol camp in Syria's Hassakeh province
A refugee boy who fled the Iraqi city of Mosul due to the fighting between government forces and ISIL group jihadists, waits to receive aid at the UN-run al-Hol refugee camp in Syria's Hasakeh province, on January 29, 2017. (DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Iraqi refugees fleeing from Mosul gather at the UN-run Al-Hol camp in Syria's Hassakeh province
Refugees who fled the Iraqi city of Mosul due to the fighting between government forces and ISIL group jihadists, walk carrying containers full of heating fuel at the UN-run al-Hol refugee camp in Syria's Hasakeh province, on January 29, 2017. (DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Iraqi refugees fleeing from Mosul gather at the UN-run Al-Hol camp in Syria's Hassakeh province
A refugee child who fled the Iraqi city of Mosul due to the fighting between government forces and ISIL group jihadists, walks carrying heating fuel at the UN-run al-Hol refugee camp in Syria's Hasakeh province, on January 29, 2017. (DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Iraqi refugees fleeing from Mosul gather at the UN-run Al-Hol camp in Syria's Hassakeh province
A refugee woman who fled the Iraqi city of Mosul due to the fighting between government forces and ISIL group jihadists, walks carrying blankets after receiving aid at the UN-run al-Hol refugee camp in Syria's Hasakeh province, on January 29, 2017. (DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Iraqi refugees fleeing from Mosul gather at the UN-run Al-Hol camp in Syria's Hassakeh province
Refugees who fled the Iraqi city of Mosul due to the fighting between government forces and ISIL group jihadists, queue for heating fuel at the UN-run al-Hol refugee camp in Syria's Hasakeh province, on January 29, 2017. (DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Iraqi refugees fleeing from Mosul gather at the UN-run Al-Hol camp in Syria's Hassakeh province
Refugee women who fled the Iraqi city of Mosul due to the fighting between government forces and ISIL group jihadists, wait in a queue for aid at the UN-run al-Hol refugee camp in Syria's Hasakeh province, on January 29, 2017. (DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Iraqi refugees fleeing from Mosul gather at the UN-run Al-Hol camp in Syria's Hassakeh province
Refugee women who fled the Iraqi city of Mosul due to the fighting between government forces and ISIL group jihadists, wait in a queue for aid at the UN-run al-Hol refugee camp in Syria's Hasakeh province, on January 29, 2017. (DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images)