The reconquest of Mosul (ongoing story)

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Irak. December 16th, 2016. Civilian fleeing Mosul neighborhoods still occupied by IS arrive at the last checkpoint before the city of Bartella on the main road Erbil-Mosul. Iraqi Special Forces separate women and men in order to screen men's name to find anyone linked with isis wanted by the Iraqi intelligence service.

Irak. December 16th, 2016. At the last checkpoint before the city of Bartella on the main road Erbil-Mosul, Iraqi special forces screen the name of men fleeing Mosul to find anyone linked with isis wanted by the Iraqi intelligence service.

Irak. December 17th, 2016. 16th division's military Iraqi in their headquarters 10km away north of Mosul.

Shalalat, North Mosul, Irak. December 17th, 2016. The remains of a training camp set up by IS fighters.

Shalalat, North Mosul, Irak. December 17th, 2016. The remains of a training camp set up by IS fighters.

Irak. December 17th, 2016. 16th division's military Iraqi in one of their position 6km away north of Mosul.

Al Tamim, Mosul, Irak. December 21st, 2016. Member of CTS forces (Counter terrorism section) in Al Tamim, east Mosul, Irak. A week ago IS led an offensive on this neighborhood. The fighting lasted 48 hours.

Al Tamim, Mosul, Irak. December 21st, 2016. Member of CTS forces (Counter terrorism section) in Al Tamim, east Mosul, Irak. A week ago IS led an offensive on this neighborhood. The fighting lasted 48 hours. On the ground the dead body of an IS fighter.

Irak. December 17th, 2016. 16th division's military Iraqi in one of their position 6km away north of Mosul.

Al Tamim, Mosul, Irak. December 21st, 2016. Member of CTS forces (Counter terrorism section) in Al Tamim, east Mosul, Irak. A week ago IS led an offensive on this neighborhood. The fighting lasted 48 hours. On the right the dead body of an IS fighter.

Irak. December 17th, 2016. Civilian walks watching the convoy of the 16th division's military Iraqi in their position 10km away from Mosul.

Bakr, Mosul, Irak. December 21st, 2016. The entire water system supplying the eastern part of Mosul was cut off by IS members who still occupy the western part of the city. Residents living in the East are obliged to replenish themselves through these non-potable waterways. The area of Bakr in Mosul was liberated by ISOF a month ago. Civilian started to clean the street and go back to a normal life even if the situation is still very precarious.

Bartella, Irak. December 22nd, 2016. Bartella's church have been completely destroy by IS members.

Kathra Area, Mosul, Irak. December 23rd, 2016. An old man smoke his cigarette in his bed in the liberated area of Kathra in Mosul.

Kathra Area, Mosul, Irak. December 23rd, 2016. A child play with a curtain in the living room in the liberated area of Kathra in Mosul.

Kathra Area, Mosul, Irak. December 23rd, 2016. Eleven days ago, 2 inhabitants of the liberated area of Kathra in Mosul were killed by mortars shelled by IS fighters. They buried them in the neighbor's courtyard because of the war and the impossibility to go to a proper cemetery.

Kathra Area, Mosul, Irak. December 23rd, 2016. Young boys in the liberated area of Kathra in Mosul.

Gogjali, Irak. december 23rd, 2016. Women qeuing during a food distribution in the town of Gogjali. The food distribution is monitored closely to ensure that no kamikaze enters the crowd. The day before, 3 suicide cars bombers exploded in a market killing 30 people.

Gogjali, Irak. december 23rd, 2016. Civilian who just received food distribution walk in Gogjali. The food distribution is monitored closely to ensure that no kamikaze enters the crowd. The day before, 3 suicide cars bombers exploded in a market killing 30 people.

Bakr district, Mosul, Irak. CTS members (Counter terrorism members) shoot at an exploding drone thrown by IS. An hour before, 3 grenades were launched by an IS drone killing 1 men and injuring 7 man.

Bakr district, Mosul, Irak. While CTS members (Counter terrorism members) spotted an exploding drone thrown by IS and were trying to shoot it, the drone launch a grenade in the middle of the man. One men died and seven were injured.

Bakr district, Mosul, Irak. While CTS members (Counter terrorism members) spotted an exploding drone thrown by IS and were trying to shoot it, the drone launch a grenade in the middle of the man. One men died and seven were injured.