During 2016 and 2017 I travelled five times to Iraq to cover the war against ISIS. My work was published in Liberation, La Croix, Newsweek (esp.), RFI, La Nación, La Tercera, Reforma, El Universal, El Confidencial, etc. Photo: Oil fields were set on fire by ISIS, when they lost the Iraqi city of Qayyarah, 80km south of Mosul, to the Iraqi army. September 9th 2016.
An Iraqi forces sniper nest at the entrance of Mosul Old City, during the last days of the battle to retake the city from the Islamic State. June 2017.
An Iraqi police officer stands at exact site where used to lie the remains of Prophet Jonas, in what once was a mosque in Mosul, pillaged and then destroyed by ISIS. Jonas is a central figure for Jews, Christians and Muslims alike. February 2017.
The My Fair Lady restaurant, a landmark in Mosul, became a symbol of the city´s recovery when it opened just a few days after the area was liberated from the Iraqi army from ISIS. An employee prepares “pacha” a traditional dish. The restaurant was the target of the suicide attack a few days after this photo was taken, killing the owner and several other people.
Kufa is the first school to reopen in West Mosul, just after the area was retaken by the Iraqi army from ISIS. The jihadists kept schools closed for over two years, while it controlled the city.
A mother tries to register his kids in Kufa, the first school to reopen in West Mosul, just after the area was retaken by the Iraqi army from ISIS. The jihadists kept schools closed for over two years, while it controlled the city.
A group of Moslawis women wait outside an army sanitary point where food and drugs are distributed near the front in Mosul Old City. June 2017.