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Angelina Jolie calls for more int'l support for war-ravaged Mosul


UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie has called on the world not to forget the suffering of the people of Mosul during a visit to the Iraqi city on Saturday.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Special Envoy visited the war-torn city in what marked her fifth visit to Iraq.
The city, which was liberated from ISIS in July 2017 with the help of Peshmerga forces, is in need of urgent reconstruction as thousands of people remain displaced from their homes.
Most of the displaced persons fled to the Kurdistan Region, which has sheltered nearly two million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) who fled the extremist group in parts of Iraq and neighboring Syria.
The campaign to recapture Mosul from ISIS—which controlled it for three years—was considered one of the largest operations since World War II.
Aerial bombardment by Iraqi and coalition warplanes and explosives planted by the extremist group contributed to the significant destruction of the city.