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Ferry Disaster "Highlights Corruption in Mosul"

By Gilgamesh Nabeel for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Ferry disaster highlights corruption and mafia-like activities in Mosul On March 21, thousands of Mosul residents flocked to Um El-Rabe'ayn Island, a touristic area about 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) north of […]

At least 93 killed in Ferry Sinking in Mosul

By John Lee. A ferry on Tigris River near Mosul sank on Thursday afternoon, leaving at least 93 dead. According to Xinhua, the ferry capsized because of "high water levels" while crossing from the bank of the river to a small tourist island called Um al Rabeein. It cites a civil defense source as saying […]