MOSUL, Iraq — In March, VICE returned to Mosul for the first time since the war against ISIS was declared over eight months ago.
While life may be returning to normal in the eastern half of the city, on the other side of the river — where the fighting was most intense — the scale of rebuilding that needs to be done is monumental. It’s estimated there are still 8 million tons of conflict debris that need to be moved before reconstruction can start, equivalent to three times the size of the Great Pyramid of Egypt. About 75 percent of that rubble is in West Mosul, and it’s mixed with so much unexploded ordnance that experts say this is now one of the most contaminated spots on the planet.
In the Old City, where ISIS made its last stand, residents have slowly started to come back – a few business owners hoping to repair shops, and families who have no other option but to live in their damaged homes. Some water tanks have been trucked in, and electricity cables have been temporarily patched together along some streets, but the place feels deserted, and in some ways the scene was not that different from how it looked shortly after the fighting.
Thumbnail photo credit: Adam Desiderio/VICE News.
Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News
Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com
Follow VICE News here:
More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideo
This lady deserves much respect. She was only doing this in the hopes of rebuilding a city devastated by ISIS. Not only did she have to deal with fly ridden corpses, she also had to deal with corpses carrying bombs. She can only gain respect from people around the world.
I do not understand that problems are not solved. There are many fanatic Isis women and fighters. Make groups from them; let them clean up the liberated cities from explosives and and dead bodies.
After WW2 we did the same. Are there still mines? No, all are removed. Ok, then make a line, walk shoulder to shoulder over the field. They found some which they forgot....
Democracy didn’t work every where , they should understand that .
These Arabs were not educated, got no good jobs and their economic conditions are bad so its easy for bad guys to create influence there and become rebel ....
The solution is , create a Dictatorship and develop by force ...
by the way , Dictatorship where always best choice for development....
We all know how Hitlar, Stalin , Gaddafi , Saddam built fast and bigger economy in a small time ...
We learned Democracy from Britain while Britain is a monarchy .... if Democracy was best then Where is Ancient Greece, Rome???
Vatican City is the real system, we should make the government like Vatican City
They should have a TNT expert team to check on the bombs remained before proceeding the removal of bodies, so they can reduce the risk of destruction, maybe somewhere they stepped on will have remained bombs existence.. But it hardly to get voluntary team, great work god blessed them💪💪
This is a seed cause of the plagues mentioned in the book of revelation in the Bible. After the 3rd trumpet sounds and plagues are released by the angels. Everywhere where there are flies, death, and blood, disease abounds and runs rampid. Iraq is a recipe for a generation of diseases and plagues. This is going to make the 10 plagues of Egypt in mosses time, and NAZI labor camps, look like childs play! It is prophesied.
Its so sad from a western boy like me to see. Its hard to believe that all this stems from religion. I feel for those children women who have been dragged into this horror show. All of this is definitely war crimes but the government the people who lead this country turn a blind eye these people need to be bring to justice. my thoughts are with the poor people and children dragged into this by evil religious idiots. Im not a religious person but if there is a god them evil people will suffer and those wronged and killed in cold blood will be at piece now. Thoughts with you.
At 9:48 he legit said “ this is not my job “ when asked about the investigation but as if it was that girl’s , Husani , job to remove the corpses and deal with these horrific scenes
If we all have this mindset that I wasn’t the one who caused this and there are other people who can do it
Then we won’t get anything done at all!!
Except if you literally cannot do anything then you are not to blame for doing nothing
an individual who, in the 21st century, and without being forced into it, can SWALLOW that a merchant(=a professional liar),
A SLASHER AND A PEDOPHILE, (and a THIEF, although strangely still keeping his two hands,
and A RAPIST of women captives and slaves!!!)
could be the messenger of a god (the message consisting of the inanities of the quran!!!),
does not deserve to belong to the human species:
HE IS A SUB-APE...
those disturbed by the word "sub-ape" should consult the coranic verses where allah explains how he transforms unbelievers into monkeys and pigs...
JESUS, BUDHA, CONFUCIUS, HOW MANY ROBBERIES, HOW MANY RAPES, HOW MANY MURDERS? ZERO!
MUHAMMAD, HOW MANY? BEYOND ALL COUNTING!!!!...
let us be clear: A religion whose sadistic and absurd puppet (proofs on demand!) explains that unbelievers (4/5 of mankind)
are but FILTH( quran 9:28: arab word "najas" = excrement) which must be fought/killed (nqâtil!)/humiliated/racketted (quran 9:29)
and converted BY FORCE (quran 2:193, etc...).
IS NOWHERE WELCOME ON THIS PLANET, not even in its native land when one contemplates the sad results!!
We shall oust islam out of this planet before the end of the 21st century...
PS: in the case of a women believer, it is even worse since she endorses a dogma which explains in quran 2:282
that she is only worth half a man for quality of mind and trustworthiness!!!
MORE STUPID, YOU DIE!!! (except for muzz women wearing a veil, so that their masochistic stupidity shines in the sight of all...)
The Obama administration is to blame ! Obama said on t.v. " He would be spending up training of ISIS force's ! " Governments need war to survive and to show the people why there is a need for them . If you ask any person in the world who is not a government funded organisation . What would you rather have , war or a better life for themselves and their families ? I bet 100% of the people would choose the 2nd answer !
THERE IS SO MUCH DESTRUCTION IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND THE CHILDREN AND FAMILIES ARE LEFT TO LIVE IN THE HELL THAT IS THE RESULT OF TERRORIST AND THE BATTLES TO DESTROY THEM BUT THEY ARE NEARLY DESTROYED THEMSELVES THIS IS THE RESULT OF PACIFISM AND COMPACENCY TOWARDS TERRORIST FOR 8 YEARS.
+ujcify wo to khud ki biwi ka khayal rakhta hai mood banta hai to tumhare Pakistan me ake 72 Hoor 👁️👁️ ko Chumma deke jata hai.Hamari fikar mat kar SAKINA HASINA sab khud chale aatee hai samjha na ?🙄😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
+DJ Gandhi hahaha woh khud ki biwi ko pyaar de nahi paya napunsak narmard saala. Doosri aurat ka kya ukhaadega 😂😂.. He is fit only for jumla and he gets energy to do so when people like you kiss his butthole and blow in it with bhakti 😭😂
If one or two dogs can't handle those ISIS dead bodies, tell the Iragi goernment to contact with the Tibetan government so that its can send the vultures to finish off ISIS dead bodies. Some people and regions in Tibet, they give the dead bodies for the vultures to eat. It is called the"Sky burial." And though the dead bodies that left on an open spaces will not spread the disease to the living beings in the envirnments.
So sad and shameful for the government for not taking care of rotten and stinky dead bodies of ISIS jihadists. The government's important job is supposed to track down and count how many jihadists are dead and how many of them remain alive in the cities, towns and a whole country. Otherwise, the survived jihadists who hide themselves among the civilians will sneak out and attack people or government police just one by one.
I dare ANYONE to watch this video and still proclaim all arabs/muslims are terrorists
This is an Arab city
Those were Arab casualties
Those were Arab soldiers
Those were Arab volunteers
Those were Arabs
Don't think that just because we are Arabs, that we are spared from the horror of terrorism
If anything, we are the real victims of terrorism
When bigots want to call Arabs terrorists, they tend to bring up 9/11
9/11 was bad, nothing less than bad. Bad isn't good enough of a word to describe it
But you recovered from it. The scar of 9/11 is still present, but we as Americans generally recovered from it
In Iraq, these people have to put up with the most gruesome form of terror. They're the ones getting killed in these rooms like cattle. They're the ones whose city was completely demolished. They're the ones who have a million of their own displaced in this one battle alone. They're the ones fighting for their lives. And this is just ONE city, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of cities and towns that experienced this same type of horror.
What I'm trying to say is that we're in this fight together. I urge people to stop turning it into a war against Arabs and Muslims, because we're on the same side!
Who is ISIS America russain or some one Elsa . why this county destroy through civil war .?? . or Muslims are fighting one an other ...?? Everyone will be give the answer on the day of judgment . may Allah crause on them who so ever do this ..
The government truly has no value or respect for human life or death. They were told to leave the bodies for the dogs to eat them, wow, they don't care about the dogs either! And nor where they properly dressed for the removal of those corpses.
People should know that ISIS are just child rapists, murderer, sexualy inadequate males who dream of 24 virgin in heaven. 24 virgin, the most pathetic reason to seek heaven, if it exists. They certainly create hell on earth and genuinely think they are good Muslims. Mental health problems, inadequacy, sadism, the things you need to follow ISIS. Worst than nazis, rhawanda,. A stain on good true Muslims
This video by the CBC (Canada’s equivalent of PBS) explains a lot about Free-Range Kids!
What is “Free-Range Kids”? You have been dubbed “America’s Worst Mom” by the media. How did you earn this title? Were you a Free Range kid? How can you tell if a kid IS “Free-Range”? What prompted you to found the Free Range Kids movement? What is a helicopter parent? Why were our parents different from today’s parents? Your new book has a section titled “The A-Z review of everything you might be worried about” in which you debunk many parental fears. Did you come across any particularly outrageous parental concerns? You’ve offered readers a number of “Free Range Commandments,” one of which is “Fail!” But we don’t want our kids to fail…do we?
You are raising your kids in New York City, is it harder to be a Free Range parent in the city? You have experienced the media from all angles, as a newspaper columnist, a news consumer and most recently as the sensational subject of a media storm. Has your view of the media changed as a result of this? What should we do to liberate our kids without going crazy with worry? What is “Free-Range Kids”? Free-Range Kids is a commonsense approach to parenting in these overprotective times. You have been dubbed “America’s Worst Mom” by the media. How did you earn this title? In 2008, I let my then-9-year-old ride the subway by himself. He’d been asking us — my husband and me — to please take him someplace and let him find his way home by himself. So my husband and I discussed this. Our boy knows how to read a map, he speaks the language and we’re New Yorkers. We’re on the subway all the time.That’s how it came to be that one sunny Sunday, after lunch at McDonald’s, I took him to Bloomingdales — and left him in the handbag department.I didn’t leave him unprepared, of course! I gave him a map, a MetroCard, quarters for the phone and $20 for emergencies. Bloomingdale’s sits on top of a subway station on our local line, and it’s always crowded with shoppers. I believed he’d be safe. I believed he could figure out his way. And if he needed to ask someone for directions — which it turns out he did — I even believed the person would not think, “Gee, I was about to go home with my nice, new Bloomingdale’s shirt. But now I think I’ll abduct this adorable child instead.”