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Widows Of Iraq's War Thread Their Fragmented Lives
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13 May 2019 04:21 PM EST

According to Reuters, In a workshop in a bombed-out factory in Mosul, scores of women join a production line as they sew garments and try to knit their lives back together. Most of the women lost their husbands during the war against jihadist group Islamic State, which occupied the northern Iraqi city as the capital of its self-declared caliphate until government forces recaptured it in summer 2017. The factory’s foreman, Nathem Sultan, says, “This salary they receive sometimes isn’t enough to feed them, but it is hope for a better life,”

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