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Mosul Artist Paints Over IS Graffiti With Murals of City’s Old Glory

Rikar Hussein writes for Voice of America:

Walid Dabagh travels across the ruins of Mosul, hunting for traces of the Islamic State's reign of terror.

Once he finds it, Dabagh replaces the violent graffiti of the group with beautiful paintings recounting life in Mosul's Old City before it was reduced to rubble in a brutal war.

"I want to revive memories of all this lost heritage," he told VOA. "I want the new generation to know what the Old City was like."

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