Barefoot and filthy, Tabarek cries in pain as she lies at a military screening point in the rubble of the ancient city of Mosul. She’s 15. Her injury means she can’t walk, and her father is gathering his strength before picking her up again to piggyback her to safety in 45-degree heat. Tabarek’s bright red dress obscures the fluids seeping from a mortar wound to her stomach.
Mosul is a pile of rubble. Until you stand in what's left of the western part of the city – a city which, in part, dates back to the 12th century – it's hard to appreciate just how shattered it has been by car bombs, air strikes and gunfire. The pictures below are not journalistic selectivity. You could point the camera anywhere and capture a similar scene.
Mosul: A young man featured in a story about the campaign against Islamic State in Iraq last week has died. Abdulrahman Abdulaaly, 18, died of his wounds on Saturday and was taken away for burial by the family, a staff member of Aspen Medical confirmed. His mother, Sana Abdul Amir, was with him when he died. Mr Abdulaaly sustained burns to 60 per cent of his body after he was hit by an air strike or perhaps a suicide bomber. The wounds became infected, and the infection spread, becoming untreatable.
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Selecting a term
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