In 'liberated' Mosul, ISIS still imperils the path to city's revival

In 'liberated' Mosul, ISIS still imperils the path to city's revivalThe first sign Ghaith Ali had that Islamic State militants were still active in “liberated” western Mosul was a mysterious square object on the floor of a house he entered to make it ready for returning families. “Our mission was to clear houses before civilians come back, to say ‘Your house is good,’” says Ali, a short-haired young man with a thin mustache and slight build, speaking in an Erbil hospital for war victims run by the Italian agency Emergency.


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