As of 10 November 2016, the DTM has identified 3,113,958 IDPs (518,993 families) displaced after January 2014, dispersed across 106 districts and 3,729 locations in Iraq. For the same period, the DTM has identified 1,166,658 returnees (i.e. 194,443 families). The launch on 17 October 2016 of military operations in the governorates of Ninewa to retake the city of Mosul caused the displacement of almost 60,000 of individuals4 over a one-month time period. This large-scale displacement and the additional expected displacements prompted the inclusion of a seventh displacement period within the DTM methodology, from 17 October 2016 to date. The total number of identified IDPs decreased by 4%, i.e. by 119,874 individuals (page 3). Particularly, four governorates of displacement reported a significant decrease of the displaced populations, namely Anbar by 21% (113,336 individuals), Baghdad by 5% (23,466 individuals), Erbil by 4% (14,586 individuals), and Kirkuk by 3% (12,162 individuals). This decrease is due to the intensification of return movements.