Iraq's ISIS-Liberated Areas Suffer $47 Billion in Damages

Published December 18th, 2017 - 08:22 GMT
In May, the Iraqi government reported that the country needed $100 billion to rebuild ISIS-liberated regions (AFP/File)
In May, the Iraqi government reported that the country needed $100 billion to rebuild ISIS-liberated regions (AFP/File)

The Iraqi government has suffered damages worth $47 billion in areas liberated from ISIS, the country's planning minister said on Sunday.

Salman al-Jumaili during a meeting with Swiss Ambassador to Jordan and Iraq Hans Peter Linz said the ministry had prepared a 10-year reconstruction plan.

Jumaili added that a separate report will be prepared to identify damages the private sector had suffered.

In May, the Iraqi government reported that the country needed $100 billion to rebuild ISIS-liberated regions.

On Nov. 17, Interior Minister Qasim al-Araji announced that ISIS presence in Iraq had effectively come to an end following the liberation of the city of Rawa in the western Anbar province.

ISIS has recently suffered a string of crushing defeats in both Iraq and Syria after overrunning vast territories in both countries in 2014.

 

 

This article has been adapted from its original sources.


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