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SF Designer Visits Iraq After It Was Destroyed By ISIS, Is Shocked By What He Finds

More than a year after Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared Mosul liberated from the Islamic State (ISIS), one San Francisco man set his sights on visiting the war-torn city.

The bodies of thousands of civilians and militants can still be found buried underneath the rubble of bombed-out buildings throughout Mosul, where Ding Liu, who calls himself “a normal traveler,” stayed for two days in November.

Abused Filipina Helper Working in Iraq Rescued After Cry For Help on Facebook Live

A Filipina domestic helper was recently rescued from an abusive household in Iraq after making a frantic plea for help using Facebook’s live video streaming.

Alice Aguilan aired her grievances on Dec. 22 after being beaten by her employer’s relative who also works as a helper in the house in Baghdad. In her live-stream, Aguilan said she was punched and choked by the man, identified as Hammode Alsamawi, for not finishing the tasks he ordered her to do.