IRAQ – In Iraq’s Mosul, wholesale market revives trade legacy (Al-Monitor)

al-monitor An Iraqi man (L) buys goods at a shop at the “Al-Bursa” wholesale market in the northern city of Mosul Photo by Zaid AL-OBEIDI/AFP Photo.

Mountains of kitchen supplies, back-to-back butchers: the historic wholesale market in Iraq’s Mosul is battling the odds — from extremists to epidemic — to revive the city’s reputation as a trading hub.