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After 3 Years Under ISIS, Mosul’s Children Go Back to School

posted on October 9, 2017

NPR’s Jane Arraf reports that children in Mosul are returning to school for the first time in three years, after Iraqi troops drove ISIS out of the city earlier this year. Arraf writes, “ISIS sent government teachers home and ran its own schools – focused on religion and weapons training. Even basic math had a militaristic twist, using the image of bullets to teach children to count.” Arraf notes that hundreds of schools were destroyed by ISIS. One school official said, “We are beginning from zero. We don’t have books, we don’t have pencils, we don’t have anything.”

Read at NPR