ZAKHO – Thousands of students, who have been displaced from their areas in Iraq’s eastern Diyala province due to ISIS invasion, have returned to their schools, the education committee of Diyala said on Tuesday.
According to the committee, over 30,000 Iraqi students are now back to schools in Diyala subsequent to the expulsion of the Islamic State (ISIS) radical group.
Diyala province was liberated from ISIS militants in January 2015, after heavy fighting between the group and Iraqi army forces. Recently, thousands of families have been able to return home after years of displacement.
“The education committee in Diyala’s provincial council together with the General Directorate for Education have succeeded in securing the return of more than 30,000 displaced students to schools in the liberated areas with the launch of the academic year 2016-2017,” head of the committee Ahmed al-Rabii said on Tuesday.
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