Thousands of Mosul residents were on Thursday fleeing violence in Iraq's second largest city after Al-Qaida-inspired militants seized the area on Tuesday. (June 12)
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Aski Kalak - 12 June 2014
1. Various of hundreds of vehicles stopped near border between Iraqi Kurdistan and Mosul, fleeing violence after militants seized area
2. Tilt up of member of Kurdish Peshmerga forces
3. Camp set up near checkpoint for displaced Iraqis
5. Displaced man with young daughter carrying boxes to tent
6. Various of tent camp for displaced Mosul residents
7. Peshmerga soldiers checking cars waiting near border with Kurdistan
8. Various of cars driving by Kurdish security forces
9. Children on back of truck waiting to enter Iraqi Kurdistan
10. Various of cars at checkpoint
11. Close of face of child as he waits inside car at checkpoint
12. Various of displaced Iraqi couple walking through desert towards tent camp
13. Hundreds of vehicles waiting to cross checkpoint into Kurdish territory
Thousands of Mosul residents were on Thursday fleeing violence in Iraq's second largest city after Al-Qaida-inspired militants seized the area on Tuesday.
Hundreds of cars carrying displaced Iraqis passed through a checkpoint around 25 miles from Irbil, the capital of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
The checkpoint in Aski Kalak was manned by Kurdish Peshmerga forces, who inspected cars as they drove by.
A tent camp for displaced Mosul residents was also set up near the border with Kurdistan.
Iraqi soldiers began to flee two days ago following ISIL's advance.
They abandoned their posts and yielded ground once controlled by US forces.
The militants and their allies, among them local tribesmen, also hold the city of Fallujah and other pockets of the Sunni-dominated Anbar province to the west of Baghdad.