Ramadi is in ruins - 80 percent destroyed. And then there's the human toll. Only 120 civilians are believed to be still in a city that was once home to a quarter of a million. Many have joined the growing numbers of the internally displaced.
Human Rights Watch has interviewed dozens of "jihadi" brides at detention camps in Syria who want to return home, including at least 15 Germans. Several countries called for ex-IS members to be tried in Iraq and Syria.
Iraq needs close to $90 billion to rebuild after a 3-year war with the "Islamic State" group, a donor conference has heard. Having spent billions on the conflict, Washington is unlikely to pledge any new funds.
The Iraqi military has launched a "search and clear" operation targeting "Islamic State" pockets near the Iranian border. Iraqi forces have also attacked the "White Banners," an emerging militant group in the area.
The three-day meeting in Kuwait City brought 74 nations together to help Iraq financially rebuild after 15 years of war. Among the biggest donors was neighboring Turkey's $5 billion pledge.
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