The Battle for Mosul

In October 2016 Iraqi forces and a International Coalition lead by the US launched an offensive to retake Mosul from the Islamic State. The terrorist group was in control of the second biggest Iraqi city since 2014. The offensive became the biggest urban armed conflict since World War 2 and tens of thousands of people, most of them civilians, perished. These are the articles I wrote while covering the war for several months and its aftermath.