Iraq: 78,000 refugees trapped as Iraqi military takes IS-held Hawija Iraq military Kurdish Peshmerga forces have taken the area of Hajiwa from self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) forces, according to military sources on Wednesday. Up to 78,000 refugees were forced to leave their homes in the under-fire region, which was one of the last Islamic State strongholds in the... Еще country, and currently remain trapped and homeless. One refugee who fled the conflict said she lost track of her family as they fled, saying she did not know their fate. «We don’t have any money. We don’t have anything, not even clothes. We arrived here from al-Hawija, and I don’t know — we were walking and they were behind us, and now I don’t know. My son, his wife, we don’t know where they are,» she said.