>> There's now a traffic jam getting into east Mosul. Its people are starting to pick up the pieces. Heavy fighting and US led airstrikes has left much of it in ruins. This was once one of the most prestigious universities in the Middle East. The buildings that aren't burned are booby trapped.
Islamic State used their chemistry labs to make bombs. Only mortars and gunfire break the eerie silence of Mosul's campus. This was once the university's main library. Now, it's been completely destroyed. When the militants took over here over two years ago, they sold the rare ancient manuscripts and burned the philosophy books.
When the army was closing in a couple of weeks ago, Islamic State burned the building down, one of this institution's most cherished buildings. There's nothing really left. This is one of the only papers that I could find that was still legible. Local officials say the state has limited resources to cope with the widespread destruction.
We're told this street nearby was popular with Islamic State's foreign fighters. It had the best restaurants and Internet cafes.>>
> Are they going to build? We don't know.>> It will be years before residents recover from Islamic State's reign of terror in what was once their biggest stronghold.
IS confiscated the balls. The air strikes rattled the tables and disrupted the balance. He's thrilled the militants are gone. But like many other businessmen here, he's broke.>>
Until this moment, no member of the government has come here and explained to us what is going to happen.>>