Dangerous explosives continue to haunt Iraq’s Mosul post-ISIL

The most dangerous job for Iraqi soldiers in Mosul is now identifying and disarming unexploded munitions buried in the rubble of the devastated city.

Eight months after US-backed forces drove ISIL from Iraq’s second-largest city Mosul, unexploded bombs, mortars and other explosives still litter the streets. The UN says most of them are buried under an estimated 11 tonnes of destroyed buildings. It warns removing them all could take “many years”.

Al Jazeera’s Imtiaz Tyab reports.