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Crossing the river a major challenge in Iraq’s Mosul

AFP reports:

It used to take Ahmad Meyssar just a few minutes to reach his university across a bridge over the river Tigris in Iraq’s Mosul. But now — with whole districts still devastated some five months after Daesh was forced out — the journey takes him over two hours as most of the vital links between the two halves of the city remain in ruins.

Across the Nineveh region where Iraq’s second-largest city is located, some “90 percent” of the 70 bridges have been totally or partially destroyed, said Marwan Abderrazaq from the local roads department.

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