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Stories with person: Ali al-Sistani
  • Desperate Iraqis join tide of migrants heading to Europe 
    Updated: Sep-10-15 12:38 pm

    BAGHDAD - As the sun sets over Baghdad, Mustafa Jassim Mohammed wades into the Tigris River, lifts his feet off the muddy bottom and paddles with an arm maimed by shrapnel, practicing ahead of a journey on which his ability to swim could mean the difference between death at sea and a new life in Europe.