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Iraq starts rebuilding Mosul airport

Determined to complete the delayed Mosul airport reconstruction project, Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi is granting the project special exceptions to shield it from corruption and complex administrative procedures.
A member of Iraq's Hashid Shaabi paramilitary force looks on while standing along a runway at the heavily damaged airport of the northern city of Mosul.

Iraq Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi issued instructions on July 26, stressing the need to expedite the fulfillment of all requirements necessary to begin the Mosul International Airport reconstruction project. 

Kadhimi chaired on July 18 a meeting to discuss plans for the reconstruction of the airport that was damaged during the war against the Islamic State (IS). 

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