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The failure in Fallujah

And how lessons must be learnt for Mosul

  • The Iraqi government and aid agencies had predicted the civilian exodus from Fallujah in their contingency plans. So why weren’t they better prepared to help?
  • Coordination, funding, and risk management are still hampering the response a month after the assault began. 
  • Tens of thousands of people were at risk in Fallujah. More than one million people live in Mosul, another IS stronghold facing an imminent government offensive. Have the right lessons been learnt?


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