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US still counting cost of Iraq rebuilding

Billions of dollars meant for the country's reconstruction after 2003 US-led invasion remain missing.
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2013 07:33

The US government is still counting the cost of rebuilding Iraq after invading the country 10 years ago.

Stuart Bowen, head inspector for the US office overseeing Iraq's reconstruction, told Al Jazeera that $8bn in funds that were meant to be spent on rebuilding the country remains missing. Millions of dollars of the funds were stolen.

To read the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction's report, click here: http://www.sigir.mil/learningfromiraq/index.html

Al Jazeera's Rosiland Jordan reports.

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