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The Life in Smoke That IS Left Behind

Graffiti on a bullet-riddled building in this city reads “Mosul will be free” in Arabic as black smoke billows from the nearby oil fields set on fire by Islamic State militants. As the frontlines of the battle against Islamic State move into Iraq’s second largest city, the surrounding areas are in tatters. Locals say IS may be gone, but residents are still in danger from the smoke.   “We are living in a fire,” says Ali Ahmed, who house is between two oil fires, each only a few...

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