Hitting The Ski Slopes In Iraq



Hitting The Ski Slopes In Iraq

This resort in the north is bringing some happiness to war weary Iraqis. Buraq Mahmady Anbar province said, "This is new to us, we've never seen snow like this, or entertainment spots like this. We wanted to visit this and experience something new, we took time off from work in order to be able to come here during this time, and not to miss out on a once in a lifetime opportunity."

The attraction was hit hard with the emergence of Islamic State in 2014. But recent gains by the Iraqi army and Kurdish peshmerga forces against I.S have reignited interest. Some Iraqis are travelling from afar just to experience snow. Tourism is the 3rd largest industry in Kurdistan.  

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