KHANAQIN - One year after the liberation of Mosul, the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) militant group's escalating insurgency has prevented resettlement throughout much of northern Iraq - and is now driving residents away from areas that were previously considered safe.
This week alone, residents of Awammr, an Arab Sunni-majority village near Qara Tapeh, in northern Diyala province, fled their homes because of threats and attacks from IS insurgents who are increasingly asserting control of the area.
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