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When Iraqi forces drove Daesh (ISIS) militants out of eastern Mosul a year ago, Nashwan Shakir Mahmoud raced back to his home, hoping that his red and white 1955 Chevrolet coupe had survived three years of war and upheaval.For many, the cars remind them of happier times in Iraq, before decades of war and chaos, which they hope are finally coming to an end.Mahmoud had two other vintage cars – a 1957 Dodge Coronet and a 1967 Dodge pickup – but U.S. soldiers towed them away in 2006 after warning him against parking them on the street without getting them repaired, saying militants could use them to conceal roadside bombs.Saad al-Nuaimi, 65, has parked six vintage cars in front of his coffee shop in Baghdad's northern Azamiyah neighborhood, including green and blue 1954 Chevrolet Bel Airs and two Townson cars from mid-1960s.The owners of more than 60 cars have agreed to display them there when the showroom opens in the coming months.
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