Over eighty displaced families have returned back to several regions in the Anbar province. On Friday, a member of Anbar provincial council, Fahd al-Rashed, told a source that the rate of destruction exceeds 70% in the liberated regions of Rawa and Qaim along with a high rate of destruction in Annah. In early November, Iraqi forces recaptured Anbar’s western town of Rawa which was the last bastion under control of the Islamic State.


Displacement has been a problem in Iraq for several years so the return of families to their homes is good news for Iraq. The only problem is that these families are coming home to nothing, so the United States and organizations such as the United Nations need to provide the correct amount of aid to these families, so they can survive on their own. Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said that his country has defeated the Islamic State at the military level but will declare final victory after desert areas are purged of militants. The United States has backed the Iraqi forces through this time so they are able to retake territories ISIS has occupied.