Federal Police fire on Islamic State positions in west Mosul
Federal Police fire on Islamic State positions in west Mosul

A mirror is used to look for snipers and movement in the Islamic State-held buildings at the end of the street. The Federal Police were tasked, for more than three months, with holding the lines against Islamic State on the edge of the Old City.

April 12, 2017

A Federal Policeman walks between fighting positions in a movie theater in west Mosul
A Federal Policeman walks between fighting positions in a movie theater in west Mosul

April 19, 2017

Federal Police enter a ruined cinema in west Mosul
Federal Police enter a ruined cinema in west Mosul

April 19, 2017

Federal Police tread on old rolls of film as they take positions in a cinema.
Federal Police tread on old rolls of film as they take positions in a cinema.

April 19, 2017

Federal Police fire on Islamic State positions in west Mosul
Federal Police fire on Islamic State positions in west Mosul

April 12, 2017

Federal Police broke open this door and entered a building suspected of containing an explosive device.
Federal Police broke open this door and entered a building suspected of containing an explosive device.

West Mosul. April 19, 2017.

A soldiers clears a building in Mosul's Old City.
A soldiers clears a building in Mosul's Old City.

April 19, 2017

A Federal Policeman reacts as Islamic State bullets impact the other side of the wall near him. Police were fighting Islamic State for control of this cinema in west Mosul.
A Federal Policeman reacts as Islamic State bullets impact the other side of the wall near him. Police were fighting Islamic State for control of this cinema in west Mosul.

April 19, 2017

An Islamic State bullet punches through the wall near a Federal Policeman.
An Islamic State bullet punches through the wall near a Federal Policeman.

April 19, 2017

A Federal Police sniper, using a .50 calibre rifle captured from Islamic State, watches over west Mosul
A Federal Police sniper, using a .50 calibre rifle captured from Islamic State, watches over west Mosul

April 9, 2017

A member of the Federal Police loads his machine gun before battle.
A member of the Federal Police loads his machine gun before battle.

Many units lived in civilian houses at the front for 10 days at a time. The police had constructed make-shift beds in rooms within earshot of Islamic State fighters. The graffiti says "The heroes of al-Banmur were here."

April 19, 2017

A cook prepares large amounts of rice for the soldiers.
A cook prepares large amounts of rice for the soldiers.

April 8, 2017

Federal Police shave and rest in a civilian home on the front line in west Mosul
Federal Police shave and rest in a civilian home on the front line in west Mosul

April 12, 2017

A member of the Golden Division shows off a photograph he took with Jared Kushner.
A member of the Golden Division shows off a photograph he took with Jared Kushner.

Kushner, the son-in-law of President Donald Trump, had been in Mosul two days previous. 

April 8, 2017

Members of the 9th Armored Division rest.
Members of the 9th Armored Division rest.

Mushariffah. May 5, 2017

A member of the Nineveh Protection Unit, the Christian militia, stands by an Islamic State tunnel dug beneath a church.
A member of the Nineveh Protection Unit, the Christian militia, stands by an Islamic State tunnel dug beneath a church.

Karamlesh, Iraq. April 9, 2017

مزار القديسه برباره الشهيده

A member of the Nineveh Protection Unit, the Christian militia, stands by a heavy machine gun mount and a couch inside an Islamic State tunnel dug beneath a church.
A member of the Nineveh Protection Unit, the Christian militia, stands by a heavy machine gun mount and a couch inside an Islamic State tunnel dug beneath a church.

Karamlesh, Iraq. April 9, 2017

مزار القديسه برباره الشهيده

9th Armored Division near Musharrifah, Iraq
9th Armored Division near Musharrifah, Iraq

May 5, 2017

Federal Police fire on Islamic State positions in west Mosul
A Federal Policeman walks between fighting positions in a movie theater in west Mosul
Federal Police enter a ruined cinema in west Mosul
Federal Police tread on old rolls of film as they take positions in a cinema.
Federal Police fire on Islamic State positions in west Mosul
Federal Police broke open this door and entered a building suspected of containing an explosive device.
A soldiers clears a building in Mosul's Old City.
A Federal Policeman reacts as Islamic State bullets impact the other side of the wall near him. Police were fighting Islamic State for control of this cinema in west Mosul.
An Islamic State bullet punches through the wall near a Federal Policeman.
A Federal Police sniper, using a .50 calibre rifle captured from Islamic State, watches over west Mosul
A member of the Federal Police loads his machine gun before battle.
A cook prepares large amounts of rice for the soldiers.
Federal Police shave and rest in a civilian home on the front line in west Mosul
A member of the Golden Division shows off a photograph he took with Jared Kushner.
Members of the 9th Armored Division rest.
A member of the Nineveh Protection Unit, the Christian militia, stands by an Islamic State tunnel dug beneath a church.
A member of the Nineveh Protection Unit, the Christian militia, stands by a heavy machine gun mount and a couch inside an Islamic State tunnel dug beneath a church.
9th Armored Division near Musharrifah, Iraq
Federal Police fire on Islamic State positions in west Mosul

A mirror is used to look for snipers and movement in the Islamic State-held buildings at the end of the street. The Federal Police were tasked, for more than three months, with holding the lines against Islamic State on the edge of the Old City.

April 12, 2017

A Federal Policeman walks between fighting positions in a movie theater in west Mosul

April 19, 2017

Federal Police enter a ruined cinema in west Mosul

April 19, 2017

Federal Police tread on old rolls of film as they take positions in a cinema.

April 19, 2017

Federal Police fire on Islamic State positions in west Mosul

April 12, 2017

Federal Police broke open this door and entered a building suspected of containing an explosive device.

West Mosul. April 19, 2017.

A soldiers clears a building in Mosul's Old City.

April 19, 2017

A Federal Policeman reacts as Islamic State bullets impact the other side of the wall near him. Police were fighting Islamic State for control of this cinema in west Mosul.

April 19, 2017

An Islamic State bullet punches through the wall near a Federal Policeman.

April 19, 2017

A Federal Police sniper, using a .50 calibre rifle captured from Islamic State, watches over west Mosul

April 9, 2017

A member of the Federal Police loads his machine gun before battle.

Many units lived in civilian houses at the front for 10 days at a time. The police had constructed make-shift beds in rooms within earshot of Islamic State fighters. The graffiti says "The heroes of al-Banmur were here."

April 19, 2017

A cook prepares large amounts of rice for the soldiers.

April 8, 2017

Federal Police shave and rest in a civilian home on the front line in west Mosul

April 12, 2017

A member of the Golden Division shows off a photograph he took with Jared Kushner.

Kushner, the son-in-law of President Donald Trump, had been in Mosul two days previous. 

April 8, 2017

Members of the 9th Armored Division rest.

Mushariffah. May 5, 2017

A member of the Nineveh Protection Unit, the Christian militia, stands by an Islamic State tunnel dug beneath a church.

Karamlesh, Iraq. April 9, 2017

مزار القديسه برباره الشهيده

A member of the Nineveh Protection Unit, the Christian militia, stands by a heavy machine gun mount and a couch inside an Islamic State tunnel dug beneath a church.

Karamlesh, Iraq. April 9, 2017

مزار القديسه برباره الشهيده

9th Armored Division near Musharrifah, Iraq

May 5, 2017

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