Amid growing donor fatigue, Iraq asks allies for $88.2 billion to rebuild post-ISIL

KUWAIT CITY — Billions of dollars were pledged Wednesday at a donor conference for Iraq’s reconstruction after the country’s devastating war with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, though the amounts announced still fall short of the $88.2 billion Baghdad is seeking.

The biggest pledge at the gathering in Kuwait came from Turkey, which announced $5 billion, while Kuwait’s ruling emir said his oil-rich nation will give $1 billion in loans and $1 billion in direct investments to...

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