Mosul returnees struggle for basic necessities

It has been three years since ISIL took control of the city of Mosul in northern Iraq. US-backed Iraqi forces launched a major operation to retake the city in October.

    It has been three years since the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group took control of the city of Mosul in northern Iraq.

    US-backed Iraqi forces launched a major operation to retake the city in October.

    Tens of thousands of people have been displaced, and with parts of western Mosul now under the control of Iraqi forces many have returned to their homes.

    But they are without electricity and water.

    Al Jazeera’s Osama Bin Javaid reports from Mosul.


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