Iraq Faces Challenges in Rebuilding Mosul as Resident Return Home

FILE – In this July 4, 2017 photo, an aerial view of the heavily damaged al-Nuri mosque in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq. Iraq’s U.S.-backed forces succeeded in wresting Mosul from the Islamic State group but at the cost of enormous destruction. The nearly 9-month fight culminated in a crescendo of devastation and the blasting of the historic Old City to root out the militants’ final pockets. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

July 16, 2017

OAN Newsroom

Iraq is facing the challenge of returning residents to their homes in the war-torn city of Mosul.

Many civilians are returning from displacement camps to find their shops and houses either damaged or destroyed.

Overall, the UN has estimated 10,000 buildings were ruined during the nine months of battling between U.S.-backed forces and ISIS militants, mostly in the Old City neighborhood.

The Shiite militia has been supporting government troops and is focused on rebuilding instead of fighting the few remaining terrorists putting up a fight.

Some reconstruction is already underway.

Running water and sanitation pipes are the main priority, as well as maintaining security so a resurgence by the extremist group does not take place.

  • qwedie

    What they mean is how to spend the hundreds of billions of dollars the US will give them to “rebuild Mosul”, half for Mosul and half for officials in their Government.

  • Bill Jr

    Many A Mosul House Wife Are Going To Ask, “Where The Hell Were You For The Last Five Years When Your Daughters and I Were Being Raped Every Day, You Bastard.” Re-Building Those Relationships Will Be The Hardest Of All.

  • turnipweed

    The shelling and bombing did $10 million worth of improvement.

  • FreedomStorm

    According to the title, there was one resident to return home.