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Iraq president says scale of Mosul destruction 'horrendous'

May 19, 2017 5:08 PM
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AMMAN, Jordan – Iraq's president says the scale of destruction in Mosul is "horrendous" and that his country will need help from investors and international donors to rebuild its second-largest city.

Iraqi troops backed by a U.S.-led coalition have been advancing in Mosul since the fall, pushing back Islamic State extremists who overran the city in 2014.

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