Hundreds of Iraqis waited to be taken to displacement Camps on Monday after fleeing their homes in Tel Keyf Town to the North of Mosul.

The town is controlled by Islamic State, but is surrounded by the Iraqi Army, which launched an offensive in Mid-October to drive the militants out.

Dozens of families waited at Security checkpoint in the Shalalat region to be transported to displacement camps.

According to the U.N. Refugee Agency more than 135,000 people in Mosul have been displaced out of a population of roughly 1.5 million, but the numbers have increased by nearly 50 percent to 2,300 daily.