One year after battle for Mosul, a city lies in ruins

Destroyed buildings are seen in Mosul, which was retaken from ISIL fighters a year ago [Reuters]

One year after Mosul was recaptured from ISIS, the city continues to struggle. In the wake of the destruction, Mosul neighborhoods have been flattened, schools destroyed, families displaced to live in camps, and the economy is in tatters. According to one estimate, $874 million are needed to repair the city’s basic infrastructure.

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