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Displaced Iraqis leave camps as smoke clears in east Mosul

Hundreds of displaced Iraqis are returning home to eastern Mosul, though the liberated districts still suffer from a lack of security and public services.
Iraqis walk in the street after returning to their homes in Mosul, Iraq, February 3, 2017.  REUTERS/Ahmed Saad - RTX2ZJ35
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ERBIL, Iraq — The city of Mosul has not been completely liberated yet and risks still abound in the liberated areas, but the Iraqi Ministry of Displacement and Migration announced Feb. 2 that about 46,000 displaced Iraqis have returned to the city's recently liberated east bank.

Mohammed Jumaili, who was displaced from the district of Aden to the Hassan Sham camp in eastern Mosul, is waiting for approval to return to the house he was forced to flee when the battles erupted between the Iraqi counterterrorism forces and the Islamic State (IS) and led to the liberation of the district Nov. 19.

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