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VIDEO: Snow blankets urban areas of Iraq’s Erbil

It had been snowing for weeks in the mountain regions near Erbil finally came down on urban areas

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Many Kurdish cities and towns in Iraq experienced their first heavy snow, with many roads blocked against traffic as a result of the heavy blankets.

It had been snowing for weeks in the mountain regions near Erbil finally came down on urban areas.

Despite the ongoing fighting in nearby Mosul, pictures and videos showed how many Iraqis are traveling from all over the country to experience snow on the slopes of Korek mountain near Erbil in northern Iraq.

It has been snowing in many Middle Eastern countries during the past month, mostly in North Africa.

Algerian towns like Ain Sefra and Medea experienced snowfall for the first time in 37 years.