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‘Absurd when it is safer to be soldier than civilian’ – ICRC head on Middle East crisis

Half a dozen trucks sent by the Iraqi government took food to the residents of areas of Mosul recently liberated from Islamic State. The trucks arrived, accompanied by Iraqi Special Operations Forces – but it seems they were unable to control the desperate crowd. RT asked the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Peter Maurer, if anything can be done to alleviate people’s suffering.


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