The people still living in western Mosul are surrounded by ruins. Drone footage from the city shows the extent of damage caused by recent fighting between Iraqi-led forces and "Islamic State" militants.
The US has announced more aggressive tactics to wipe out the "Islamic State." But the shift poses larger strategic questions as populations are displaced and civilian casualties mount.
Iraqi forces have said the battle for Mosul is nearly over after reportedly retaking 90 percent of west Mosul from "Islamic State" (IS). The troops are moving into the Old City, where IS will likely make its last stand.
Not far from the conflict in northern Iraq, refugees are studying for their digital future. The IT concept aims to help them out of unemployment with computer skills. Ariana Dongus and Christina zur Nedden report.
Iraqi forces have pushed into the western parts of Mosul, opening a new front in the offensive against the "Islamic State" group. Iraq wants to have the entire city liberated by the end of May 2017.
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