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Video: Two years after the liberation, the centre of Mosul’s bookshops and stationers is still in ruins

Two years since Mosul was liberated, but half of the city is still in ruins with no clear plan for reconstructions.

We walked through al Najafi street, the center of Mosul’s bookshops and stationery and the distentions for Mosul’ intellectuals. We saw only one bookshop has reopened while 100s of shops are still closed.

Al Najafi Street used to be a hub for bookshops. But it was destroyed in the military operation to retake the city from the Islamic State group in June last year.

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