Children return to schools in recaptured east Mosul| MENAFN.COM

Monday, 16 May 2022 11:07 GMT

Children return to schools in recaptured east Mosul

(MENAFN) Thousands of Iraqi children are heading back to school in eastern areas of Mosul that have been cleared of Islamic State militants by government forces.

The UN Children's Fund said 30 schools had reopened on Sunday, allowing 16,000 children to resume their education after two years of jihadist rule.

Iraq's Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, has announced that the east of the city is now fully clear of IS.

However, deadly fighting was reported in eastern districts on Tuesday.

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