Iraqis Buy Life Jackets for Trip to Euros Distant Shores

Sun Sep 20, 2015 16:00:38

Ali's friends told him to bring a life jacket, so the young Iraqi man headed to a Baghdad sports shop and bought a bright orange one with a whistle attached. He wore shorts and a T-shirt, but was not planning a vacation or a day at the beach. Ali intends to make the perilous sea journey to Europe that has claimed thousands of lives this year.

Also AP reports that 11,000 Iraqi Kurds try to cross into Europe.

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