Mosul Faces Major Challenges After Victory Declared Against ISIS

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Cars drive along a damaged street in west Mosul on July 12, 2017, a few days after the government's announcement of the 'liberation' of the embattled city from Islamic State (IS) group fighters (Photo: Fadel Senna/AFP/Getty Images)

A week after Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory in a grueling, nine-month offensive to retake Mosul from ISIS, the city is still reeling. Nearly 900,000 people have been displaced and the UN estimates it will cost more than a billion dollars to repair basic infrastructure. The victory comes without a political agreement between Iraq’s two largest communities: Sunni and Shiite Arabs. Forum discusses Iraq's fight against ISIS and the future of Mosul.

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