UN experts believe it will take decades to clear the Iraqi city of Mosul from explosive hazards. But, a year after liberation from the “Islamic State” group, ever more refugees are returning. Sandra Petersmann reports.
The chirping of the birds seems out of place in this unreal, man-made landscape of disemboweled homes and deep craters. Emerging from the rubble are rusted, crushed cars — turned into molten balls of scrap by the all-dissolving heat generated during the bombing raids of the final battle, which raged here a year ago.