Thu, 24 August 2017
The Islamist radicals of ISIS have been almost entirely expelled from the Old City of Western Mosul. But the costs of this military victory have been enormousâ€¦as many as 40,000 civilians killed, an estimated one million people made homeless, and between a quarter and a half of buildings reduced to rubble. How to help Mosul recover, the RAND Corporation analyst Shelly Culbertson has put in a year refining a plan. It starts with supplying basic needsâ€¦food, shelter, securityâ€¦and then considers restoration of police and health care and other public services, and allowing displaced people to return to their homes.