Abstract: The war and armed conflicts in Iraq over last 50 years have caused many millions of deaths and injuries. And it left its scars on the Earth, water and air. Forests and farms were easy prey to the flames of conflict as were factories, oil reservoirs and natural resources, whose destruction make the pollution spread every where. The pollution resulting from the war in the city of Mosul more than 10 million cubic meters, heavily damaged buildings and structures with consequent health and environmental hazards, particularly with some unexploded ordnance. The present study assumed that there are a large pollution in air, water and soil in Mosul city by certain heavy metals like; pb, fe, Ca, Zn, Cu and this pollution effects on human health in Mosul city leading to increasing of white blood cell counts, creatinine, cholesterol, urea and decreasing of red blood cell and platelets counts.
Aqeel M. Al-Lami, Estabraq Mohammed Ati and Omer AbdulKareem Aswad, 2019. Pollution in Mosul City by ISIS. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 14: 6026-6029.