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The Collapse of the Caliphate

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Lorenzo Meloni SYRIA. Ayn Al Arab. (Kurdish: Kobani / Kobane). December 2014. A YPG sniper on the Western frontline. © Lorenzo Meloni | Magnum Photos
Lorenzo Meloni A man is seen trying to recover objects in the rubble of his home. Kobani / Kobane (Arabic: Ayn al Arab). Syria. 07 August 2015. © Lorenzo Meloni | Magnum Photos
Lorenzo Meloni SYRIA. Palmyra / Tadmor. 1 April 2016. Inside the historic town of Palmyra, retaken from IS by Syrian Arab Army. A volunteer soldier from the Syrian National Defence Forces holds up an Islamic Sta (...)
Lorenzo Meloni Two Libyan fighters taking cover from sniper fire on the westernmost frontline against IS. Sirte, Libya. July 2016. © Lorenzo Meloni | Magnum Photos
Lorenzo Meloni Victorious Syrian Army soldiers stand on top of the rubble in front of a section of a portico - all that is left of Ancient Palmyra’s Temple of Bel. Inside the historic town of Palmyra, retaken fro (...)
Lorenzo Meloni LIBYA. Sirte. July 2016. Libyan fighters carry a comrade injured by an IS landmine © Lorenzo Meloni | Magnum Photos
Lorenzo Meloni Kids playing among the rubble of a building used by IS as a military base and destroyed by a Coalition airstrike. Hammam al Alil. Iraq. December 2016. © Lorenzo Meloni | Magnum Photos
Lorenzo Meloni Yazidi women inside a cemetery destroyed by IS. Bashiqa, Iraq. December 2016. © Lorenzo Meloni | Magnum Photos
Lorenzo Meloni IS fighters set fire to oil fields close to Qayyarah as a way to avoid coalition airstrikes. Qayyarah, Iraq. November 2016. © Lorenzo Meloni | Magnum Photos
Lorenzo Meloni Tal Afar. Al hashd Al shaabi fighters (PMU – Popular Mobilization Units) using a Kornet ATGM. Iraq. November 2016. © Lorenzo Meloni | Magnum Photos
Lorenzo Meloni A wounded civilian is taken to the field hospital. Mosul, Iraq. November, 2016. © Lorenzo Meloni | Magnum Photos
Lorenzo Meloni IRAQ. NOVEMBER 2016. Mosul. Civilians queuing during food distribution. © Lorenzo Meloni | Magnum Photos
Lorenzo Meloni Civilians grieving the loss of their relatives killed by a mortar shell. Mosul, Iraq. November 2016. © Lorenzo Meloni | Magnum Photos
Lorenzo Meloni IRAQ. NOVEMBER 2016. Mosul. A wounded civilian is taken to the field hospital. © Lorenzo Meloni | Magnum Photos
Lorenzo Meloni IRAQ. NOVEMBER 2016. Tal Afar. West Mosul. Al hashd Al shaabi fighters (PMU – Popular Mobilization Units) praying before the battle. © Lorenzo Meloni | Magnum Photos
Lorenzo Meloni IRAQ. Hamam al-Alil. March 2017. Men waiting to get their IDs back during the identification process. © Lorenzo Meloni | Magnum Photos
Lorenzo Meloni IRAQ. Mosul. March 2017. A family reaches the Federal Police positions on the frontline in order to be evacuated. © Lorenzo Meloni | Magnum Photos
Lorenzo Meloni IRAQ. Mosul. March 2017. A barricade of burned cars used to eventually stop SVBIED (Suicide Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device) coming. © Lorenzo Meloni | Magnum Photos
Lorenzo Meloni IRAQ. Mosul. March 2017. A Federal Police fighter with an SPG to be used in case a SVBIED (Suicide Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device) approaches. © Lorenzo Meloni | Magnum Photos
Lorenzo Meloni IRAQ. Outskirts of Mosul. March 2017. Men on lorries on their way to an IDP camp. © Lorenzo Meloni | Magnum Photos