Silence after the deluge, Iraq 2018

Silence after the deluge, Iraq 2018

Silence after the deluge In the early morning hours of third August 2014, the “Islamic State” launched a coordinated attack against the Yazidis across the Sinjar region of Northern Iraq. Thousands of men got killed, around 7000 women forced into slavery and boys who...
The Body Collector from Mosul, Iraq 2018

The Body Collector from Mosul, Iraq 2018

Mosul Body Collectors More than nine months after the so called Islamic State (IS) was defeated in Mosul, the city’s residents continue to deal with the aftermath of the battle. Thousands of dead bodies belonging to civilians and ISIL fighters are still beneath...
Start from scratch, Iraq 2018

Start from scratch, Iraq 2018

Start from scratch Books are written in Cairo, published in Beirut and read in Baghdad the saying goes.  The Central Library from Mosul University had once more than one million books, including thousands of rare historical examples. When the “Islamic...
Three years in hell, Iraq 2018

Three years in hell, Iraq 2018

Three years in hell Mosul has many names within Iraq. The pearl of the north or Um al-rabi´ian which translates to the city of two springs. This is because autumn and spring are so alike. Inhabited since Assyrian times, the city has a unique place in Iraq’s rich...