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Iraq repairs 2 bridges destroyed by Daesh in Mosul

April 28, 2018 at 12:21 pm

The Great Mosque of al-Nuri and al-Hadba minaret are seen in in Mosul after the city was freed from Daesh on 9 July 2017 [Hemn Baban /Anadolu Agency]

Directorate of Streets and Bridges in the northern Iraqi governorate of Nineveh yesterday inaugurated two bridges in the western part of Mosul.

“The engineering and technical experts completed the reconstruction of the Bridges of Al-Shehada and Al-Harmat, reopening both,” officials announced.

The Iraqi government and the World Bank are working to rebuild damaged bridges in the devastated city following the defeat of Daesh last year.

Millions of Mosul’s residents are expected to benefit from the reconstruction mainly through restoring contacts between the two parts of the city and with other parts of Iraq, allowing the speedy movement of the population and goods and helping restore normalcy of social interaction.

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In August last year, Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi declared that Daesh had been defeated in Mosul after a nine month battle. The terrorist group had gained controlled of Iraq’s northern capital in June 2014.

Much of the city’s infrastructure was damaged during the fighting, with Daesh also bombing historical landmarks in Mosul.