Iraqi forces advance in tanks and armored vehicles toward the village of Sheikh Younis, south of Mosul, on Sunday, February 19, as part of an offensive to reclaim western Mosul from ISIS fighters. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi described the operation as a “new dawn” in the liberation of Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city and ISIS’ last major stronghold in the country.
Mosul residents cross a damaged bridge in the al-Sukkar neighborhood on Saturday, January 21. Mosul’s eastern half was liberated in January, al-Abadi reported.
French President Francois Hollande and French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, right, view territory held by ISIS during a visit to a military outpost near Mosul on Monday, January 2.
A young girl takes part in a Christmas Day Mass at a church in the predominantly Christian town of Qaraqosh. The area’s churches were heavily damaged by ISIS militants before the town was freed by Iraqi forces during the Mosul offensive.
Iraqi Shiite fighters ride through a desert area near the village of Al-Boutha al-Sharqiyah, west of Mosul, on Friday, December 2.
Internally displaced Iraqis who fled the fighting in Mosul watch as a civilian drone films…