Iraq Compensates 90,000 Civilians Affected by Nineveh Liberation Ops.
- September, 20, 2020 - 10:48
- World news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A senior Iraqi official announced that the Arab country has decided to compensate 90,000 civilians harmed by the liberation operations in the Nineveh governorate, in the north of the country.
Mohammed Mahmoud, director of the sub-committee for compensating people affected by war operations in the Nineveh Governorate, said in a recent statement, according to Anadolu News Agency.
Mahmoud explained, “It was decided to compensate 90,000 civilians in the Nineveh governorate, who suffered material and human losses during the battles that the security forces fought against Daesh in the region.”
He added, “So far, 9,000 civilians have received the compensation money, and about 50,000 requests for compensation have been approved.”
The Iraqi official did not reveal the amount of compensation awarded to those affected, but he expects that the actual number of war victims will exceed the recorded statistics.
In the summer of 2014, Daesh terrorists took control of the Nineveh Governorate (the second largest governorate in Iraq), while the Iraqi forces managed to expel the terrorist organization and liberate the cities of the north and west in 2017.
The infrastructure of the northern and western governorates was significantly damaged during three years of fighting, between the government forces and Daesh militias, who managed to control a third of the country in 2014.
In 2018, the Iraqi government estimated the cost of rebuilding the country at $88.2 billion over a period of ten years, according to a study conducted by Iraqi and international experts.