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Iraq scouts make comeback in former extremist bastion Mosul

AFP reports:

Scouts are making a symbolic comeback in Mosul after a three-year absence from the city that used to serve as the Daesh terrorist group’s capital in Iraq.

With white shirts and neckerchiefs, more than 200 male and female scout leaders from across Iraq recently converged on the city that was devastated by three years of extremist rule and nine months of heavy urban warfare.

It was “a message to Iraq and the world: The scouts of Mosul and Iraq are back”, Mohammed Ibrahim, head of scout activities in Mosul, told AFP.

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