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Al Qayyarah
By Cosimo Attanasio
26 Nov 2016

Portrait of two brothers who lost their job, now they come to take bricks in the rubble to sell at the black market

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Al Qayyarah
By Cosimo Attanasio
26 Nov 2016

Portrait of two brothers who lost their job, now they come to take bricks in the rubble to sell at the black market

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Al Qayyarah
By Cosimo Attanasio
26 Nov 2016

The steaming crater of an extinct fire of an oil well set on fire by I.S.

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Al Qayyarah
By Cosimo Attanasio
26 Nov 2016

Children near the crater of an extinct fire of an oil well.

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Al Qayyarah
By Cosimo Attanasio
26 Nov 2016

Firefighters with the fire hoses in front of the burning.

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Al Qayyarah
By Cosimo Attanasio
26 Nov 2016

A firefighter going up to a bulldozer for the exchange with his colleague.

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Libya IS Hostages
Misrata
By Taha Zag
24 Oct 2016

Pro-Government forces in Sirte liberated a number of women and their children from Islamic State captivity, the women abductees were treated as sex slaves by IS militants and were brutally captured, abused, and raped.

The women are of African nationalities, three from Nigeria and the other 11 from Eritrea.

After freeing the women, the pro-government forces brought them back to Misrata city and were handed over to the Libyan military intelligence and were kept in a safe house in the outskirts of Misrata city.

These women have been staying with their husbands who work and live in the city.

One Nigerian woman spoke about how terrified they were after receiving information about the IS militants entering Sirte where they live.

The woman talked about the moment the IS militants came to her house, they took her husband away , she was pregnant at the time shortly after that, IS militants took her and all other women to another place, these women have been beaten, abused, raped and treated as sex slaves ever since.

The IS militants told those poor women to forget about their husbands, and told them that they are to be shared with other men, or face death if refused to do so.

This miserable life had been going on with no hope of escape or any sign of relief for months, until the day they heard the Libyan forces outside their prison telling them that they are coming for their rescue after taking their prisoners down.

After going through all these devastating times, now these women are in a safe house in the outskirts of Misrata.

The Libyan forces were able to free 24 foreign captives in the 600 Buildings area in the last few days.

Libyan forces are now battling for control of the Giza neighborhood, which would pave the way for the control of the coastal district of and the declaration of victory over IS in Sirte.

The pro-government forces are fighting on two fronts - the southern axis and the eastern axis - but they have now managed to surround IS militants, who are occupying a gradually shrinking residential area of the town.

Sirte has seen intense fighting in the last few months between government forces and IS group fighters, who gained a foothold in the country following the power struggle and security vacuum left in the wake of the downfall of Moammar Gadhafi's regime in 2011.

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Video: Damaged Buildings of Kobane, S...
Unnamed Road, Ghasaniyeh,Syria
By yekru
25 Jun 2016

June 26, 2016
Kobane, Syria

This video shows damaged buildings in the predominantly Kurdish city of Kobane near the Syrian Turkish border.

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Bodies of ISIS Fighters Near Manbij
Ar-Raqqah District, Ar-Raqqah Governorate, Syria
By yekru
12 Jun 2016

June 11, 2016
Manbij, Syria

WARNING: THIS VIDEO CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES

Video shows bodies of ISIS soldiers on the southern frontline one kilometer away from central Manbij. The Syria Democratic Forces backed by U.S-led air strikes, American and French Special Forces are imposing a siege over ISIS-held Manbij as they attempt to enter the city.
Video also shows airstrikes on ISIS positions overlooking Manbij.

SDF have launched an offensive to retake Raqqa, the defacto capital of ISIS in Syria.

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Arab-Kurdish Coalition Retakes Strate...
Menbij
By MENA Desk
10 Jun 2016

June 10, 2016
Menbij, Syria

Video Shows Arab and Kurdish fighters holding positions on the western frontline overlooking ISIS-held Manbij, a border city northwest of Raqqa, the defacto capital of ISIS.
The fighters were able to seize control over strategic al-Etihad university, previously an ISIS base.
Supported by U.S.-led air strikes and American Special Forces, the Syrian Democratic Forces have launched an offensive to retake ISIS-controlled Raqqa.

Arrad, Field Commander: “Today we were able to retake al-Etihad University, and cut the road between Aleppo and Menbij. We have also seized control over villages around Menbij from four sides and now we are waiting for the Zero hour to enter Menbij.”

No name given, Field Commander:
“We are now near al-Etihad university, 4 to 5 km east of Menjib. Menbij is besieged from all sides, our forces are besieging from north, east, and south, and we are here on the western side. Our forces reached the Osajli road. The situation is great thanks God, we were able to kill scores from ISIS and we are waiting for the Zero hour to enter Menbij.”

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Skin-Eating Disease Spread in the Mid...
Al Qamisil, Al Hasakah, Syria
By yekru
09 Jun 2016

June 9, 2015
Amuda, Syria

A remarkable increase of people infected by Leishmaniasis is reported across the Middle East. As the ongoing conflict in Syria is causing the migration of thousands from the countrysides, many refugees and residents are exposed to the parasitic disease which is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected sand flies which breed in rubble and trash. The disease causes horrible open sores and well as disfiguring skin lesions.

Leishmaniasis, commonly known among Syrians as “Aleppo pimple”, had previously been contained in Aleppo and neighboring cities. However today’s refugee crisis has triggered a huge outbreak with hundreds of thousands affected in Syria and neighboring countries that are hosting Syrian refugees.
Reports indicated that ISIS-controlled territories, specially in Raqqa, Deir Azzor and Hasaka, are the regions most affected by Leishmaniasis.

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US-Backed Syrian Democratic Forces En...
Manbij, Aleppo Governorate, Syria
By yekru
09 Jun 2016

Video Shows Arab and Kurdish fighters holding positions on the western frontline overlooking ISIS-held Manbij, a border city northwest of Raqqa, the defacto capital of ISIS, moments after Coalition airstrikes hit the city.

Supported by U.S.-led air strikes and American Special Forces, the Syrian Democratic Forces have launched an offensive to retake ISIS-controlled Raqqa.

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Iraqi Troops Evacuate Civilians in Fa...
Fallujah
By mushtaq mohammed
08 Jun 2016

Video shows Iraqi Federal Police officers evacuating civillians from ISIS-controlled areas in south eastern Fallujah.
Iraqi pro-government forces have launched a military operation to retake Fallujah, a major ISIS stronghold in Iraq's largest province of Anbar.

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'American Volunteers' on the Frontlin...
M4, Ain Issa, Tal Abyad, Ar-Raqqah Governorate, Syria
By yekru
29 May 2016

May 29, 2016
Raqqa, Syria

Photos show foreign fighters, identified by the Kurdish YPG as American volunteers, on ground in Ain Issa, northern Raqqa.

The three fighters who's nicknames are Andog, Brosk and Tekosher, refused to speak on camera.

Kurdish-Arabic fighters said that US special forces are helping a major offensive against the Islamic State group in its stronghold of Raqqa province.

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Raqqa, Syria
By yekru
29 May 2016

'American volunteer fighters', Brosk (left) and Tekosher (right)

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Raqqa, Syria
By yekru
29 May 2016

'American volunteer fighters', Brosk (left) and Tekosher (right)

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Raqqa, Syria
By yekru
29 May 2016

'American volunteer fighter', Tekosher inside a YPG tank

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Raqqa, Syria
By yekru
29 May 2016

'American volunteer fighter', Tekosher on a YPG tank

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Raqqa, Syria
By yekru
29 May 2016

'American volunteer fighter', Tekosher on a YPG tank

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Raqqa, Syria
By yekru
29 May 2016

'American volunteer fighter', Tekosher on a YPG tank

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Raqqa, Syria
By yekru
29 May 2016

'American volunteer fighters', Tekosher (left) and Brosk (right)

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Raqqa, Syria
By yekru
29 May 2016

'American volunteer fighter', Brosk makes V sign

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Raqqa, Syria
By yekru
29 May 2016

'American volunteer fighter', Andog points to a YPG badge on his military jacket

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Raqqa, Syria
By yekru
29 May 2016

'American volunteer fighter', Andog (left) with a Kurdish fighter (right)

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Raqqa, Syria
By yekru
29 May 2016

القاتلين الامريكيين في حملة تحرير الرقة TEKOSHER و BROSK

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Raqqa, Syria
By yekru
29 May 2016

'American volunteer fighters', Tekosher (left) and Brosk (right)

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M4, Tal Abyad, Ar-Raqqah Governorate, Syria
By yekru
29 May 2016

May 29, 2016
Raqqa, Syria

Video shows foreign fighters, identified by the Kurdish YPG as American volunteers, on ground in Ain Issa, northern Raqqa.

The three fighters who's nicknames are Andog, Brosk and Tekosher, refused to speak on camera.

Kurdish-Arabic fighters said that US special forces are helping a major offensive against the Islamic State group in its stronghold of Raqqa province.

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Tekosher (to the Left with a hat)
Brosk (Center)
Andog (Right)

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US Special Forces in Syria
Ain Issa, Syria
By yekru
26 May 2016

Troops identified by Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters as American Special Forces soldiers are seen in this video recorded yesterday near the town of Ain Issa, north of Raqqa.
The US soldiers are riding in a pickup truck in a convoy with YPG vehicles.
The Kurdish forces have launched an offensive to capture Raqqa which is occupied by ISIS.

02:06 Yasser, YPG fighter:
“Since we launched the operation to liberate areas in northern rural Raqqa, we were able to liberate the towns of Fatsa, Tel-Theban, Awin, Heib, Hadari, Mazraat Kortaj, Abdul Ibrahim, Abdul Jomaa, Hisha, Northern Medakha, and the operation will continue until we liberate all areas in northern rural Raqqa.”

02:33 Ibrahim, YPG fighter:
“The operation which started the day before yesterday was launched from Hisha and Ain Issa, towards Raqqa. With the help of civilians and allies from Syrian Democratic Forces we will be able to free civilians and advance toward the city of Raqqa. Along side with the Us-led coalition and the Syrian Democratic forces and the YPG we will get rid on this ‘Cancer’ (ISIS) located in Raqqa.”

Shotlist:
Various shots of Ain Issa
Various shots of military trucks
Various shots of Kurdish and Arab fighters
01:05 Pickup truck carrying soldiers identified as American Special Forces
01:16 pick-up truck with Kurdish fighters
Various shots of artillery

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Baghdad Suicide Car Bomb
Baghdad, Iraq
By mushtaq mohammed
25 Apr 2016

Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for a suicide car bomb attack that killed at least 11 people and injured 39 others in the Shi’ite district of al-Jadida in eastern Baghdad on Monday, April 25 2016.

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Baghdad
By mushtaq mohammed
25 Apr 2016

Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for a suicide car bomb attack that killed at least 11 people and injured 39 others in the Shi’ite district of al-Jadida in eastern Baghdad on Monday, April 25 2016.

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Baghdad
By mushtaq mohammed
25 Apr 2016

Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for a suicide car bomb attack that killed at least 11 people and injured 39 others in the Shi’ite district of al-Jadida in eastern Baghdad on Monday, April 25 2016.

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Baghdad
By mushtaq mohammed
25 Apr 2016

Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for a suicide car bomb attack that killed at least 11 people and injured 39 others in the Shi’ite district of al-Jadida in eastern Baghdad on Monday, April 25 2016.

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Baghdad
By mushtaq mohammed
25 Apr 2016

Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for a suicide car bomb attack that killed at least 11 people and injured 39 others in the Shi’ite district of al-Jadida in eastern Baghdad on Monday, April 25 2016.

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Baghdad
By mushtaq mohammed
25 Apr 2016

Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for a suicide car bomb attack that killed at least 11 people and injured 39 others in the Shi’ite district of al-Jadida in eastern Baghdad on Monday, April 25 2016.

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Baghdad
By mushtaq mohammed
25 Apr 2016

Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for a suicide car bomb attack that killed at least 11 people and injured 39 others in the Shi’ite district of al-Jadida in eastern Baghdad on Monday, April 25 2016.