Battle for Mosul

A view of part of western Mosul, Iraq, on May 29.

Were high civilian casualties in Mosul unavoidable?


Amnesty International says the US-led coalition may have committed war crimes against civilians when driving ISIS out of Mosul.

Iraqi Federal Police celebrate in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq on July 8, 2017.

Iraq’s prime minister declares victory against ISIS in ‘liberated’ Mosul


One American family’s mission to rescue civilians in Mosul

Car bomb in Baghdad

ISIS bombs an ice cream shop in Baghdad

A woman walks along a damaged street in Aleppo, Syria February 2, 2017.

Do civilian deaths in Mosul and Aleppo deserve the same scrutiny?

Lina Shahab is recovering in a hospital in Erbil, northern Iraq, after surviving an airstrike in Mosul.

‘I saw everything burning’: Iraqi survivors of a suspected US coalition airstrike speak


The Pentagon has confirmed that the ISIS-fighting coalition carried out a strike on March 17 in an area of western Mosul where residents say more than 100 civilians were killed. US officials say they’re investigating the incident.

Iraqi rapid response members fire a missile against ISIS militants in Mosul, Iraq, on March 11.

US says ISIS fighters are ‘trapped’ as Iraq retakes a third of western Mosul


A renewed push against ISIS in Iraq launched on March 5 has forced the radical militants from several neighborhoods and key sites, including the main local government headquarters and the famed Mosul museum.

Iraqi soldiers inspect the remains of the Tomb of Prophet Yunus, destroyed by Islamic State militants, in Mosul, Iraq, January 28, 2017.

What’s the battle to retake Mosul like? This documentary takes you there.


Ghaith Abdul-Ahad was born in Baghdad but used to visit Mosul with his family frequently. Today, Mosul is nothing like what Abdul-Ahad remembers.

Riyad al-Jaboury, an Iraqi English teacher, with his birds in his yard in Hamam al-Alil, northern Iraq.

ISIS forced this Iraqi teacher to change all his lessons — ‘it became all about death’


This Iraqi decided to become an English teacher while US troops were stationed in his town south of Mosul. When ISIS took over, they forced him — with death threats — to keep teaching, but to teach their version of facts.

Zikra Younis, right, and her daughter Huda at the Khazer camp for displaced people. The camp is east of the Iraqi city of Mosul, where they escaped from last November.

This Iraqi woman escaped ISIS and a bad marriage, all for the love of her children


Zikra Younis aspired to be a radio journalist, even though her husband forbade it. Then ISIS came along.