Iraq: Besieged Populations in Fallujah
Created: 21/04/2016 +

Overview

Fallujah, located 50km west of Baghdad in Anbar governorate, has been under Islamic State (IS) control for more than two years. Since January 2016, the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) have surrounded the city. The military siege, which has tightened in the past three months, is preventing any food and medical supplies from reaching between 30,000 and 60,000 Iraqi civilians trapped in Fallujah. Military operations are ongoing in surrounding areas, but it is unconfirmed whether an attack on the city itself is imminent.