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Iraqis who fled ISIL reluctant to go home

As ISIL’s grip on territory in Iraq weakens, villages and towns it once controlled are free to go back to how life once was. But, with so much destruction and little investment in reconstruction, many Iraqis are reluctant to go home.

As ISIL’s grip on territory in Iraq weakens, villages and towns it once controlled are free to go back to how life once was.

But, with so much destruction and little investment in reconstruction, many Iraqis are reluctant to go home.

Al Jazeera’s Bernard Smith reports from Bashiqa in northern Iraq.