The war was over in Mosul, but other battles were still unfolding. The returnees to the old Iraqi city are still dealing with poverty and disease, and with unidentified bodies buried under the rubble of demolished and mined buildings. Their recovery has become a daily occurrence, no longer newsworthy.
The calamity and trauma of the families searching for their missing ones were undoubtedly the most horrific matter in the bloody scene of Beirut. The city woke up to total devastation that conjured up the image of the World War II cities in ruins. The devastation seemed shocking and traumatic in a way the city had never seen before in all its hard-to-count calamities and wars.