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Farhad Jaff, 34, works in a government ministry in central Baghdad. He lives with his wife, son and mother near Palestine Street. As radical fighters from an al-Qaeda offshoot known as ISIL swiftly advance toward the capital, people are preparing for the onslaught. Jaff, who’s Kurdish, described current life in Baghdad: “People in Baghdad are used to living with violence and bad things. But this feels different. Everyone’s glued to the television.” He added, “People are so afraid, and they think the situation will get much worse. Where I work, the boss told us not to talk about politics and not to watch the political shows on television. And many people don’t trust the security forces. You can see it in their faces.”

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