NJPPA Understanding - Matt Rainey/Star Ledger
An Uncertain Future
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A woman and her son watch other muslim women walk along a street in Silopi, a town along the road from Diyarbakir to Habur, Turkey which takes more than four hours to drive. The town holds the grave of Noah, of Noah's Ark. The landscape changes dramatically enroute to the Iraqi border. Upon reaching the border, thousands of tanker trucks wait to cross into Iraq to fill their trucks and return with illegal oil. Truck drivers wait up to three days in the winter and longer in the summer months to drive as far south into Iraq as the 36th parallel for oil.

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