Life returns to normal in the east of post-ISIL Mosul

But in the west of Mosul, stark reminders of the battles haunt the residents.

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    Life in the east of Iraq’s second largest city is beginning to return to normal, a year after the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as ISIL, was defeated.

    But for those from the west of Mosul, it's a completely different story.

    It still lies in ruins and people who used to live there say they won't return.

    Al Jazeera's Rob Matheson reports from Mosul.


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