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Iraqi Children in Qayyara Return to School Dumping ISIL Books

18 November 2016 17:58

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Children have returned to school in the Iraqi northern town of Qayyara, dumping Islamic State’s books of violence and curriculum designed to brainwash new generation.

The school walls have a fresh coat of paint and classrooms are crammed, but it will take longer to undo the damage done to thousands of Iraqi children who lived under Islamic State for more than two years.

Although the school term began officially in September, only this week have pupils in the northern town of Qayyara been re-issued with standard Iraqi textbooks, which the militants replaced with their own in an attempt to brainwash a generation.

Islamic State (Daesh / ISIL / ISIS / IS) was driven from the town three months ago in the early stages of a campaign to recapture the city of Mosul, which lies about 60 km (40 miles) to north and is now under assault by Iraqi security forces.

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