Escape From Mosul: Why Civilians Risk Everything To Flee IS-Held City

Mosul resident Khalid al-Mosuli has sold his furniture to raise the cash to pay human traffickers who will help him and his family to escape the city, which is controlled by Islamic State (IS) militants.

He says the traffickers have made arrangements with certain IS militants who are willing to close their eyes and let people leave Mosul.

“If we pay them enough money,” Khalid adds.