As Iraqi armed forces continue to force ISIS out of Mosul, the terror group is fighting to keep its hold on the city. The offensive to liberate the city has resulted in an exodus of refugees.
Already thousands of them have tried to escape the ISIS rampage across Iraq. It's a trickle that could become a flood.
CBN News visited one of the many refugee camps throughout northern Iraq. An estimated 20,000 people live in this one alone, with another 30,000 in the vicinity. But experts warn when the city of Mosul falls, it could represent the greatest refugee crisis in decades.
Matthew Nowery leads Samaritan's Purse in northern Iraq.
"There's a lot of potential for this to be catastrophic on the human scale," Nowery told CBN News Middle East Bureau Chief Chris Mitchell.
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