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Iraq needs $90bn to rebuild after 15 years of war

The war against ISIL destroyed entire cities; at least $10bn are needed to rebuild the capital of Anbar alone.

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Entire cities, including western Mosul and Ramadi, have been destroyed in the war against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group in Iraq.

The Iraqi government says large-scale reconstruction across the country hasn’t started yet because it doesn’t have the money.

About $90bn is needed to rebuild the country after 15 years of war since the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003, but Iraq’s allies pledged only $30bn at a donor conference in February.

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