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Residents return to Ramadi, Iraq

Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 00:38

Thousands of families have started returning to Ramadi in Iraq, several months after Islamic State militants were driven out. Yiming Woo reports.

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Tribal sheikhs lead groups of Iraqi families returning to the city of Ramadi. Singing "God is Great", they hope to encourage more people to return home. It's been several months since Iraqi troops, backed by U.S. forces, drove out Islamic State militants. Residents couldn't return as streets and buildings were boobytrapped with bombs. Ramadi was touted as the first major success for Iraq's army since it collapsed in the face of Islamic State's advance across the country. Nearly half a million people had fled their homes in the city.

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Residents return to Ramadi, Iraq

Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 00:38