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Marriage a distant dream for many in Iraq’s Mosul

AFP reports:

Khulud yearns to be swept away by a “prince charming”, but like many young Iraqis in the former militant stronghold of Mosul she worries she may never marry.

“I haven’t found a husband or a job — my life consists of household chores,” says the 24-year-old university graduate, who feels increasingly trapped in her parents’ home.

Before Daesh made Mosul its self-proclaimed capital in mid-2014, Iraq’s second city was a bastion of traditionalism and conservatism. It was rare for women to hit their 20s before marrying or being engaged.

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