Ahmed Twaij

Children play soccer as oil wells, set ablaze by retreating Islamic State jihadis, burn behind them in the town of Qayyarah, south of Mosul, Iraq, Nov. 20, 2016.  (photo by ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

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Burning oil wells no match for soccer-loving Iraqis

Wednesday, Mar. 8, 2017 | Ahmed Twaij, Contributor

Soccer players from Team Asoosa, in Qayyarah, are rejoicing in reuniting and being able to again play the game they love after their town's liberation from the Islamic State.

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Ahmed Twaij is currently conducting research in Iraq for a master's degree in global health through the Conflict, Security and Development program at King's College London. He is also a freelance writer, photojournalist and a curator of EverydayIraq, an online photography blog. Follow him on Instagram and on Twitter.

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