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A University in Ruins

Matt Trevithick

Remnants of books at the U. of Mosul Library
May 21, 2017 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

The Islamic State is shelling the University of Mosul from across the Tigris, and the echoes of machine-gun fire bounce off the skeletal frames of its burned buildings. On a morning in early March, Qutaiba, a graduate who studied here nearly four...

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