Witnessing the bombing outside the U.S. consulate in Erbil

Sofia Barbarani describes witnessing the deadly car bombing outside the U.S. Consulate in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq on 17 April, 2015.  According to her, many expatriates enjoying the relative safety of the semiautonomous region started to take more security precautions after the Islamic State bombing killed three people in the city’s international Ainkawa district.

Storyteller: Sofia Barbarani

Date of Story: 17 April, 2015
Location of Story: Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq
Location: Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq
Date: October 22, 2015