A tent camp was being prepared in Khazer, Iraq, to absorb the expected flow of refugees fleeing Mosul. Credit Azad Lashkari/Reuters
The Telegraph: Iraqi troops 'snatch Mosul refugees’ tents and water'
The Iraqi army has been accused of taking tents from refugees for their own troops, despite pledging to help the hundreds of thousands expected to be made homeless by their operation to liberate Mosul from Isil.
When the Telegraph visited a camp in the town of Tinah, near Qayyarah in northern Iraq, this week they were told by local Iraqi police guarding the site that soldiers had come and loaded the tents, as well as eight UN-supplied water tanks, onto their trucks and left.
“They were coming from Baghdad, they said they were the rapid response unit,” said one officer who did not wish to be named to protect his identity.
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Update: Iraqi troops in Mosul 'took tents and water from refugees they pledged to liberate' (IBTimes)
WNU Editor: This is not how you win the "hearts and minds" of the local population.