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The people of Mosul, Iraq, find there’s life after Islamic State, but it isn’t easy

Nabih Bulos writes for Los Angeles Times:

In the biblical book of Jonah, God wants to destroy the city of Nineveh because of its wickedness, but Jonah begs him to have mercy, and he relents.

Today, what was once Nineveh is the eastern half of the Iraqi city of Mosul, where a version of the biblical story has played out again. In the siege that drove Islamic State militants from Mosul, the east side was largely spared.

The west side is an entirely different story.

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