Iraq’s Bashiqa on the road to recovery after two years of Daesh rule

Daesh devastated the businesses in Bashiqa after they overran the town that was once known for its pickles and olives.

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Houses and many cultural sites in the town were damaged as a result of heavy fighting between Daesh and Iraqi forces.

The Iraqi town of Bashiqa recovers after two years under Daesh rule as an international coalition against the terror group has recaptured outlying towns and villages near Mosul.

Bashiqa, a town in Mosul district in northern Iraq, was once known for its pickles and olives.

However, all this changed after June 2014 when Daesh took over the area. The group drove the businesses out, leaving the local economy in tatters.

TRT World's Ali Mustafa reports from Bashiqa.

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