Residents from the neighbourhood of Gogjali, on the eastern most edge of Mosul’s administrative borders, speak of the tough conditions they face while waiting for aid and for life to return to normal.
“Sometimes we wait until the afternoon for the aid to come. We either manage to acquire aid or not,” said one resident. “We have been standing here since the morning waiting for aid. Has anybody received anything? No.”
As Iraqi Security Forces progress further into eastern Mosul, more and more people are escaping from ISIS as clashes with the group turn into urban warfare. Iraqi Security Forces have liberated twelve neighbourhood thus far in their liberation operations, and are expected to enter into the western part of the city in the coming days.