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UN: 750,000 still living under militant rule in Iraq's Mosul

  • Displaced Iraqis, who fled fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State militants, prepare to leave Hassan Sham camp, east of Mosul, Iraq, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. Hundreds of families are moving back to Mosul after the Iraqi security forces retook much of the city's eastern half from Islamic State militants. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)

    Displaced Iraqis, who fled fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State militants, prepare to leave Hassan Sham camp, east of Mosul, Iraq, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. Hundreds of families are moving back to Mosul after the Iraqi security forces retook much of the city's eastern half from Islamic State militants. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)  (The Associated Press)

  • Displaced Iraqis, who fled fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State militants, sit at the Hassan Sham camp, east of Mosul, Iraq, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. Hundreds of families are moving back to Mosul after the Iraqi security forces retook much of the city's eastern half from Islamic State militants. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)

    Displaced Iraqis, who fled fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State militants, sit at the Hassan Sham camp, east of Mosul, Iraq, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. Hundreds of families are moving back to Mosul after the Iraqi security forces retook much of the city's eastern half from Islamic State militants. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)  (The Associated Press)

  • Displaced Iraqis, who fled fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State militants, prepare to leave Hassan Sham camp, east of Mosul, Iraq, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. Hundreds of families are moving back to Mosul after the Iraqi security forces retook much of the city's eastern half from Islamic State militants. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)

    Displaced Iraqis, who fled fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State militants, prepare to leave Hassan Sham camp, east of Mosul, Iraq, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. Hundreds of families are moving back to Mosul after the Iraqi security forces retook much of the city's eastern half from Islamic State militants. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)  (The Associated Press)

The U.N. and several aid organizations say an estimated 750,000 civilians are still living under Islamic State rule in Mosul despite recent advances by Iraqi forces.

Lise Grande, the U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, said in a statement Tuesday that the cost of food and basic goods is soaring, water and electricity are intermittent and that some residents are forced to burn furniture to keep warm.

The statement was co-signed by 20 international and local aid groups operating in the country.

Iraqi forces announced the liberation of eastern Mosul earlier this month as part of a three-month-old offensive aimed at driving the militants out of Iraq's second largest city. The U.N. migration agency says the Mosul operation has displaced more than 140,000 people.