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 enormous…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 needs…food, shelter, security…and then considers restoration of police and health care and other public services, and allowing displaced people to return to their homes.