Iraq is a war zone, but for these Americans in Irbil, it’s quiz night

By Greg Jaffe, October 4, 2014

For the first time since Islamic State fighters advanced to within 25 miles of this Iraqi city last month, T Bar Sports Lounge is hopping. Jimmie Collins takes a sip of white wine and brushes back a loose strand of hair. “Can you kill the music?” she asks the bartender, who turns down the dial on the stereo and passes her a microphone.

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