Western Mosul suffered extensive damage, UN study finds

| Updated Apr 16, 2017 at 8:04am


Erfan Ali (third from left ) Photo: UN Habitat


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.

Reem Abaza has been speaking to Erfan Ali, head of UN Habitat in Iraq.

Listen to attached audio.