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Mosul, what next after the fall of ISIS? – Dr. Ahmed Al-Jibouri explains

Mosul, what next after the fall of ISIS? - Dr. Ahmed Al-Jibouri explains

The city of Mosul was overrun by the IS militants in 2014, after the extremists declared a self-proclaimed caliphate. Dr. Ahmed Al-Jibouri an important Middle East oil and gas sector official has been following this story since 2014. In his account of the story, Ahmed Al-Jibouri stated that he has been following news agencies that had reliable information on the matter. Dr. Ahmed Al-Jibouri explained that the long battle to reclaim the city of Mosul had started as far back as October 2016 two years after the extremists took over the city.
Ahmed Al-Jibouri further added that the IS militants had fought against the Iraqi army and their allies in intensely fought encounters but failed to hold on for too long. Dr. Ahmed Al-Jibouri further explained that the IS militants lost the battle to the Iraqi army and its allies after a nine month offensive which left the city in ruins.
Regarding the state of the city following the end of the nine month offensive led by the Iraqi army backed by the US led coalition forces, Ahmed Al-Jibouri explained that the city is in ruins. Dr. Ahmed Al-Jibouri further added that the city does not have enough water to meet the demands of the surviving families and lacks electricity. According to the sources that Ahmed Al-Jibouri was following, the city of Mosul is too desolate to support normal life activities.
Dr. Ahmed Al-Jibouri further added that it will take a while before the city can be restored to what it was before. Meanwhile, other sources that Ahmed Al-Jibouri was following have revealed that donors have set aside a huge amount of money for purposes of rebuilding Iraq. According to the source, the UN has revealed that additional funds have been released by donors such as the UK in a bid to reconstruct the city and restore life back to normal.
https://projects.voanews.com/mosul/

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