Mohammad, 16, center, and his cousin and brother escaped IS militants three days ago after their house collapsed, killing Mohammad's baby cousin and uncle. June 23, 2017, in Hammam Alil, Iraq. (H. Murdock/VOA)

Looking to Mosul's Future Amid Extreme Violence

As Iraqi forces poise themselves to win the battle for Mosul city in the coming days or weeks, some locals fear that when this war is over, rebuilding infrastructure will not be enough to end more than a decade of extremist brutality and build a lasting peace.