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  • Santa Claus has come to the war torn city of Mosul, though this isn't a jolly man with a big white beard, but 23 year old Kurdish Muslim activist Shaimaa al Abbasi on a mission to spread joy in the northern Iraqi city.

  • That seems so much suffering.

  • Yeah, let me an addict.

  • For Children like Tamar, it's a thrill to see Santa in her city, she says she hopes she'll come back every year.

  • Jingles Like many in Mosul, al Abbasi was displaced to a refugee camp along with her family.

  • When Islamic State took over large swathes of the country in 2014, they were defeated by Iraqi and coalition forces in 2017.

  • But the devastation of the battle is still visible.

  • E suffered mentally when I see the destruction.

  • But I always try to become stronger so that I can approach these Children and make them happy, because when I was a child, I underwent similar pressure, a swell, a spreading, festive cheer.

Santa Claus has come to the war torn city of Mosul, though this isn't a jolly man with a big white beard, but 23 year old Kurdish Muslim activist Shaimaa al Abbasi on a mission to spread joy in the northern Iraqi city.

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Kurdish woman spreads Christmas joy in Mosul

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/12/21
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