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Iraq: Western Mosul suffered extensive damage, UN study finds

Extensive damage has occurred in the western part of the Iraqi city of Mosul, where a military operation is underway to free neighbourhoods from the terrorist group, ISIL.

That’s according to the most recent assessment by the UN agency working on urban development issues, UN-Habitat.

The study finds that more than 1,140 housing sites have been destroyed and damage to houses is two-and-a-half times greater than in eastern districts of the city, which were liberated earlier this year.