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Schoolgirls in Iraq's Mosul aim to catch up on lost years

18:57 EDT 28 Jul 2017 | Yahoo News

Schoolgirls in Iraq's Mosul aim to catch up on lost yearsDespite having fallen three years behind their peers elsewhere in Iraq, it's been mostly smiles all around for the girls at Mosul's Trablus school since it reopened its damaged gates after the jihadists fled. In late May, the school became the first to reopen in western Mosul, as Iraqi forces pressed a sector-by-sector campaign that would finally this month expel the Islamic State group from the whole of the country's second city. Now they number 650," said Nihad Jassem, an administrative employee at the school in the Mosul al-Jadida district.


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