Iraqi librarian saved 30,000 books during 2003 invasion
A Basra librarian remembers how she moved 30,000 books out of the city’s central library to a neighboring restaurant and later to her home, before the looting and burning of the library in the first days of the U.S.-invasion of Iraq exactly a decade ago. (Reuters)
Reuters, Basra-Iraq -Ten years ago this week, British forces entered Iraq’s second city, Basra, as part of the U.S.-led invasion of the country.
No one remembers that decisive event more so than librarian Alia Baqer. Read more...