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Watch | Despite war, Iraqis enjoy the snow at Kurdistan slopes

Jan 04, 2017 11:43 IST
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Despite the ongoing fighting in nearby Mosul, Iraqis are traveling from all over the country to experience snow on the slopes of Korek mountain near Erbil in northern Iraq. The resort first opened in 2013, with glistening ski slopes, restaurants, and amusement park style attractions. But when Islamic State captured large swathes of Iraq in 2014, business at the resort came to a standstill. Recent gains made by the Iraqi army and Kurdish peshmerga forces in Mosul, have stimulated business at the resort.