Reuters: Five years, billions of dollars needed to rebuild Mosul: officials
Mosul's wrecked roads, bridges and broader economy will take at least five years to repair and need billions of dollars of development that Iraq's government will struggle to afford, officials returning to the battle-scarred city said.
The airport, railway station and university were all destroyed in the long fight to dislodge Islamic State militants from their main Iraqi stronghold.
Iraqi government forces backed by a U.S.-led coalition have now retaken the eastern half of the city - letting regional councillors return for the first time in 2-1/2 years to survey the damage.
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Update: 5 years and billions of dollars needed to rebuild Mosul, officials say (RT)
WNU Editor: It may take 5 years to rebuild the city .... but repairing the emotional and psychological scars will take generations.