Conflict

Retaking Mosul

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Paolo Pellegrin As the Iraqi federal police fought ISIS in the city of Hamam Alil, tens of thousands of residents from the city itself, as well as surrounding villages, fled for safety. Iraq. 2016. © Paolo Pellegrin | Magnum Photos
Paolo Pellegrin A division of peshmerga soldiers, accompanied by tanks, armored vehicles and American special forces, begin a two-day march towards Bashiqa. Iraq. 2016. © Paolo Pellegrin | Magnum Photos
Paolo Pellegrin In late October, peshmerga forces assaulted Omar Qapchi, a village east of Mosul. After an armored convoy surrounded a force of about a dozen ISIS fighters, Kurdish soldiers chased the enemy on foo (...)
Paolo Pellegrin In late October, peshmerga forces assaulted Omar Qapchi, a village east of Mosul. After an armored convoy surrounded a force of about a dozen ISIS fighters, Kurdish soldiers chased the enemy on foo (...)
Paolo Pellegrin IRAQ. 2016. In late October, peshmerga forces assaulted Omar Qapchi, a village east of Mosul. After an armored convoy surrounded a force of about a dozen ISIS fighters, Kurdish soldiers chased the (...)
Paolo Pellegrin Outside the recently liberated village of Omar Qapchi, a man and his son were accused of collaborating with ISIS. They were blindfolded and put into a truck, then driven to a location where they wo (...)
Paolo Pellegrin Over the summer, in an effort to prevent coalition airstrikes, ISIS fighters set alight oil fields around Qayyarah, a city southeast of Mosul. The fires have been sending noxious black smoke into t (...)
Paolo Pellegrin People flee ISIS controlled areas carrying with them their possessions and in the case of farmers their sheep. Over the summer, in an effort to prevent coalition airstrikes, ISIS fighters set aligh (...)
Paolo Pellegrin People from the village of Bajurbuk, near Bashiqa, were told by ISIS that they would all be brought to Mosul in the morning, so in the middle of the night they fled the village and found refuge beh (...)
Paolo Pellegrin People flee ISIS controlled areas carrying with them their possessions and in the case of farmers their sheep. Over the summer, in an effort to prevent coalition airstrikes, ISIS fighters set aligh (...)
Paolo Pellegrin Over the summer, in an effort to prevent coalition airstrikes, ISIS fighters set alight oil fields around Qayyarah, a city southeast of Mosul. The fires have been sending noxious black smoke into t (...)
Paolo Pellegrin Soldiers of the 9th Iraqi armored division on a rooftop in the Entesar neighborhood of the city of Mosul. Iraq. 2016. © Paolo Pellegrin | Magnum Photos
Paolo Pellegrin A tattooed peshmerga fighter in a frontline position near Bashiqa. Iraq. 2016. © Paolo Pellegrin | Magnum Photos
Paolo Pellegrin A boy suspected of doing reconnaissance for ISIS being seized by Iraqi military in Mosul. Iraq. 2016. © Paolo Pellegrin | Magnum Photos
Paolo Pellegrin A soldier of the 9th Iraqi armored division falls while running up a street during a contact with ISIS militants in the Entesar neighborhood in the eastern side of the city of Mosul. Iraq. 2016. © Paolo Pellegrin | Magnum Photos
Paolo Pellegrin Kurdish peshmerga mourn the death of one of their comrades, a tank driver killed by an ISIS sniper, as they were about to leave Bashiqa after a day of battle. Iraq. 2016. © Paolo Pellegrin | Magnum Photos
Paolo Pellegrin Civilians flee ISIS held areas during an intense firefight between Iraqi military and ISIS militants in eastern Mosul. Iraq. 2016. © Paolo Pellegrin | Magnum Photos
Paolo Pellegrin Iraqi military shoot at an ISIS held position in the next building over. East Mosul, Iraq. 2016. © Paolo Pellegrin | Magnum Photos
Paolo Pellegrin Civilians flee ISIS held areas during an intense firefight between Iraqi military and ISIS militants in eastern Mosul. Iraq. 2016. © Paolo Pellegrin | Magnum Photos
Paolo Pellegrin An Iraqi soldier is wounded during an intense firefight with ISIS militants in eastern Mosul. Iraq. 2016. © Paolo Pellegrin | Magnum Photos
Paolo Pellegrin A division of peshmerga soldiers, accompanied by tanks, armored vehicles and American special forces, begin a two-day march towards Bashiqa, ISIS’s last major stronghold in Kurdish territory. They (...)
Paolo Pellegrin In late October, peshmerga forces assaulted Omar Qapchi, a village east of Mosul. After an armored convoy surrounded a force of about a dozen ISIS fighters, Kurdish soldiers chased the enemy on foo (...)