documentary photographer
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the guardian

I’ve worked with The Guardian to cover Iraq starting in 2015 with the recapture of Sinjar by Kurdish led forces. The bulk of our coverage since then has focused on the battle against ISIS, hunt for Baghdadi, and the humanitarian situation. This is a small selection of highlights from that work.

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 The Kurdish advance on ISIS at the beginning of the Mosul offensive. Read the story   here     and     here  .

The Kurdish advance on ISIS at the beginning of the Mosul offensive. Read the story here and here.

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 Thousands of civilians fled during the first few months of the conflict. We spoke with some as they reached Iraqi lines and then headed to refugee camps in the Nineveh Plains. Read about it   here  .

Thousands of civilians fled during the first few months of the conflict. We spoke with some as they reached Iraqi lines and then headed to refugee camps in the Nineveh Plains. Read about it here.

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 Sheikh Abdullah Saleh walks through the rubble of the ancient city of Nimrud a few days after the Iraqi military recaptured it from ISIS. The extremist militants destroyed the historic city during their control, leaving barely recognizable pieces of stone carved with Sanskrit, chunks of lamassu wings, and crushed brick. Read more about it   here  .

Sheikh Abdullah Saleh walks through the rubble of the ancient city of Nimrud a few days after the Iraqi military recaptured it from ISIS. The extremist militants destroyed the historic city during their control, leaving barely recognizable pieces of stone carved with Sanskrit, chunks of lamassu wings, and crushed brick. Read more about it here.

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 As the fighting pushed further into the city, people returned to their homes and began rebuilding. Markets and barbershops reopened, although danger was still present. Read about that   here  .

As the fighting pushed further into the city, people returned to their homes and began rebuilding. Markets and barbershops reopened, although danger was still present. Read about that here.

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 With the east side of Mosul recaptured, Iraqi forces focused their efforts on the entrenched west. The coalition relied heavily on airpower and as a result the civilian casualties rose. The horrific bombing in the al-Jadidah neighborhood left over 100 people dead. Read about that incident   here  .

With the east side of Mosul recaptured, Iraqi forces focused their efforts on the entrenched west. The coalition relied heavily on airpower and as a result the civilian casualties rose. The horrific bombing in the al-Jadidah neighborhood left over 100 people dead. Read about that incident here.

 Iraqi forces finally reached the Old City of Mosul in the early summer, but with ISIS trapped, the fighting was intense and grueling. More on that   here  .

Iraqi forces finally reached the Old City of Mosul in the early summer, but with ISIS trapped, the fighting was intense and grueling. More on that here.

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 With the government in Baghdad focused on the fight against ISIS, the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan held a referendum to secede while Shia militias secured a route for Iran to Syria. Read about those situations   here   and   here  .

With the government in Baghdad focused on the fight against ISIS, the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan held a referendum to secede while Shia militias secured a route for Iran to Syria. Read about those situations here and here.