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Iraq closes camps for displaced, pushes families into peril

Jan 10, 2019 - Associated Press

BZEIBIZ, Iraq (AP) - It was a cold and gusty day in December when the army came to the Bzeibiz camp and told families displaced by the war against the Islamic State group that it was time to go home.

The fighting was over, they said, and the camp west of Baghdad was going to be closed.

Some of the families protested that they had no homes to return to. The army said they would be sent to Amariyat al-Fallujah, a remote camp ringed by chain-link fences and barbed wire.

"They thre...