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June 13, 2014 9:52 am

United Nations Says Now 800,000 Iraq Refugees, Following ISIS Gains

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Iraqi insurgents are on the surface of the municipality of Ramadi.

WTOP/AP The U.N. refugee agency says Iraq’s refugee population has increased by almost 800,000 this year as the government struggles against rebels and Islamic militants.

The agency says 300,000 people fled for safety this week in Erbil and Duhok as Islamic militants seize control of large areas in northern Iraq.

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