After Mosul’s liberation from the Islamic State (IS) group, much of the western part of the Iraqi city still lies in ruins, with residents complaining of a lack of essential services and bodies still buried under the rubble.
Mosul, the IS group’s main stronghold in Iraq, was officially declared liberated on July 10, 2017 after months of fierce fighting.
In the east of the city, elements of normal life have begun to resurface, with people meeting in cafes again and enjoying live music venues.
But in West Mosul, where the IS group held out the longest, people still live and work among the rubble and are disappointed in the government’s failure to rebuild
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WNU Editor: Baghdad is sending a very clear message to Mosul. Rebuilding the city is not a priority for the Iraqi government.