Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
When ISIS fighters swept into northern Iraq's second city Mosul in a lightning June offensive, their propaganda trumpeted a better life for the people under jihadi rule.Nearly six months later, residents are suffering from a lack of clean water and also a shortage of medicine to treat illnesses caused by it.One resident of east Mosul whose wife became ill because of contaminated water said by telephone that the "disruption of the water treatment stations" had led to sickness among many people.At Mosul General Hospital, one doctor said the facility had admitted 15 people infected by contaminated water in just 24 hours – and there are nine other hospitals in the city.Umm Mohammad, a resident of west Mosul who brought her 10-year-old son to Republican Hospital for treatment, said: "There is a major shortage of medicine needed to treat these sick people.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE