https://diyaruna.com/en_GB/articles/cnmi_di/newsbriefs/2019/07/11/newsbrief-03

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150 displaced families return to Anbar villages

Dozens of families have returned to their villages in western Anbar after their homes, damaged under "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" (ISIS) rule, were rehabilitated, Anbar’s local government said Thursday (July 11th).

"Security forces, along with service departments of Anbar’s local government and the Ministry of Migration and Displacement, transferred around 150 families from displacement camps to their homes," said Anbar provincial council chairman Ahmed Hameed al-Sharqi.

The families returned to four villages in al-Baghdadi, Alus and Heet, where explosive remnants of war have been removed, he told Diyaruna.

Water and electricity services and communications networks also have been restored in these areas, he said.

The UN has played "a vital role in supporting stabilisation programmes" in Anbar cities liberated from ISIS, he noted.

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