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.
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.