An EU 86 million euros grant will be spent on rehabilitating areas freed from ISIS

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Iraq has signed on Sunday for an European Union grant of 86 million euros (US$91 million) to be spent on rehabilitating areas liberated from ISIS. The grant is designed for supporting stability at the liberated areas, according to the spokesperson, who added that the amount will be disbursed over a number of years, which he did not enumerate. Abdul-Zahra al-Hindawi, a spokesperson of the Planning Ministry, said in a press statement that Minister Salman al-Jameeli signed in Baghdad the grant with EU Ambassador to Iraq, Patrick Simonnet. Iraq’s war against Islamic State militants since 2014 cost 35 billion dollars, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said in statements on Saturday. The war has given several damages to infrastructures and services at several cities occupied by the extremist group.

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