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School resumes in war-torn east Mosul

8:37am EST - 01:04

Schools across the east of Mosul are beginning to reopen after two years either shuttered or teaching Islamic State's curriculum, which included classes on making weapons, suicide bombing and indoctrination, according to students, parents and teachers. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) The battle for Mosul continues on, but in the city's east, recently retaken by the Iraqi army, life has begun a slow return to normal for some of its residents. Schools are reopening after two years of control by Islamic State. The vast majority of parents took their children out of school during the jihadists reign. The parents and teachers of those children who remained in class say youths were forced to learn the tradecraft of the militants: How to make bombs, for example. In math class they counted rifles. Lessons in indoctrination, according to families who spoke with Reuters. The Iraqi military says Islamic State has been routed from the area although some security operations are still ongoing. The parents and teachers say it will be a long road ahead for some of the children. They are two years behind their peers in education level, they say, but also suffering psychological problems. Some are afraid to speak in class. Long term effects that could last a generation.

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School resumes in war-torn east Mosul

8:37am EST - 01:04