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'Human catastrophe' unfolding in Fallujah, aid agency warns

A "human catastrophe" is unfolding in Fallujah as Iraqi forces continue their fight against IS, aid agencies have warned.

It is estimated that 50,000 civilians are still inside the Iraqi city and humanitarian groups have renewed calls on both sides to open up safe corridors for non-combatants to flee.

The UN have reported people starving to death in the city and being killed for refusing to fight for terror groups.

There are also reports IS were using hundreds of families as human shields during the assault.

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24 killed and 50 injured in three bombings in Baghdad

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More than 20 people were killed and around 50 injured in three separate bombings that hit Baghdad on Monday, police and medical personnel said.

Twelve people were killed and more than 20 injured when a car bomb blew up in the northern Shaab Shi'ite district.

Eight were killed and 21 wounded by a suicide bomber who detonated a car near a government building and a police station in the district of Tarmiya.

A third bomb involving a suicide bomber on a motorcycle in Sadr City killed three people and injured nine.

The attacks came as Iraqi forces and Shi'ite militias fought so-called Islamic State militants in Falluja, around 66 km west of the capital.

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