Rich in historic architecture, Mosul faces a painful recovery from Islamic State war


    b_179_129_16777215_00_images_IRQ150410aa001.jpeg

ISTANBUL — Anas Jaroo has been waxing nostalgic lately about his family’s home in Hosh Al-Bai’ah, a formerly Christian neighborhood of carpenters and fishermen on the west bank of the Tigris River in the Iraqi city of Mosul.

“I miss Grandfather’s house,” said Mr. Jaroo, a 23-year-old software engineer in Baghdad who fled Mosul for his safety a few years ago. “The door was low. You had to bend your back to enter. Limestone floors kept it cool during summer and held heat from the fireplace during winter. It even held a Turkish bath with a special bench where you could relax and have a massage.”    

Read more at The Washington Times

You are here: Home Newsroom Middle East / North Africa Rich in historic architecture, Mosul faces a painful recovery from Islamic State war