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Cost of War and Peace in Iraq

Humanitarian agencies are warning the fight to free Mosul from Islamic State control could have a huge impact on the civilian population caught in the crossfire. “If you have the high levels of destruction that we saw in Ramadi, there’s going to be a massive humanitarian impact,” Lise Grande, the U.N. humanitarian coordinator for Iraq, told VOA. Between 300,000 to 1.2 million people could be displaced by the fighting, Grande said. “If their homes are destroyed, they are going to be...

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