Free from jihadist grip, Iraqi weightlifters target medals

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Free from jihadist grip, Iraqi weightlifters target medals

Two years ago, the Islamic State group offered two successful Iraqi weightlifters a choice — either they compete in the Rio Paralympics, or stay in Mosul, then controlled by the jihadists. An easy way to escape the group’s two-year occupation of Iraq’s second city, one might think. But there was a big catch. “IS wanted […]

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