Baghdad-Fallujah train resumes after ISIL is defeated

The railroad, a sign of life returning to normal, will bring economic benefit to Iraqis after the removal of ISIL.

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    Trains stopped running between the cities of Baghdad and Fallujah when the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) overran much of western Iraq in 2014.

    A year ago, the government declared the group defeated and the rail link between the two cities has been reestablished.

     

    Al Jazeera's Rob Matheson reports.


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