CNN returned to the city on Thursday and walked through a landscape transformed — piles of gray concrete rubble and charred, hollowed-out buildings have replaced homes and schools. You can drive for miles without seeing even a flash of color. The odd tree hanging on for life offers a flicker of brown and faint green.
Not a single building along the main roads is still fully intact. The side roads and fields are inaccessible, as teams sweep for the land mines, bombs and booby traps that ISIS inevitably left behind.
It’s difficult to imagine how it could all be rebuilt. No one knows at this point who would pay for it — no one even knows who controls this city.
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Publish Date : 19 October 2017 | 7:43 pm