“We tried going back to our house, but when we saw lots of other families fleeing, we joined them,” said one woman who gave her name as Suad.
“I was carrying my 2-year-old daughter, Hana, as I ran barefoot to reach the other families,” Suad told the Norwegian Refugee Council.
According to the NRC, which is providing aid to the refugees, Suad, her husband Ali and their six children, finally made it to the al-Iraq camp some 30 kilometers from Fallujah on May 25.
Iraqi forces, backed by coalition airstrikes and Shi’ite militias, have ringed most of Fallujah. Counter terrorism units were said to have entered the city on Monday. READ MORE OF THIS STORY