The fight for Mosul
In june 2014 the Islamic State seized the city of Mosul in the north eastern part of Iraq. In just six days ISIS managed to overtake the city that houses 1,5 million people. Later same year the "Caliph" of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, proclaimed the Caliphate from the grand Mosque in Mosul. Two years after on October 16th The fight for Mosul started aiming to retake the city back into officiel Iraqi control. The Iraqi officials leading the battle along with the US-led koalition thought they could overtake the city of Mosul within a few months but nothing turned out as expected. By November 2016 where this body of work is made the scale of death and destruction have surprised everyone but ISIS.