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New Footage Reveals Devastation ISIS Left Behind in Ramadi

U.S.-backed Iraqi forces ran ISIS out of Ramadi in December

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    New aerial footage released by the International Committee of the Red Cross shows widespread devastation in the Iraqi city of Ramadi, which the organization called a "ghost town."

    U.S.-backed Iraqi forces ran ISIS out of Ramadi in December. While the offensive was viewed as a victory, it left the once-bustling city which formerly was home to 1 million people largely uninhabitable.

    The ICRC said explosive "remnants of war are scattered across the city" and most locals are too afraid to return home — adding that it will take "months, if not years" to make the city safe again.