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Gagjali, a Hospital on the Frontline
Mosul
By Cosimo Attanasio
13 Jan 2017

The village of Gagjali (or Godjalih) in Iraq is a suburb of Mosul, awfully close to the front line. Equally inhabited by Arabs and Kurds, both ethnic groups lived in peace until the arrival of Daesh. Every day arriving there, by foot or by some fortune vehicles, many families fleeing war directed towards the nearby refugee camps, stopping for a short rest. In the village, there is also a small hospital run by American volunteers of a Slovak N.G.O., Academy of Emergency Medicines, young guys which provide first aid services to those in need: civilian and military alike. Their work is terrible and grueling; the hospital is nothing more than an abandoned house. Often the first-aid workers must work without proper supplies, in particular, the lack of blood for transfusions. Lack of blood is the main reason for deaths in the hospital. A.E.M. is a small N.G.O. with few resources and they don't have a refrigerator where to store blood, once the injured begin to bleed it is over. Children are the hardest patients to treat because of their low threshold of pain that makes them move all the time and for their physical frailty. Once rescued, people are transported by ambulance to the nearest available and better-equipped hospital. The local economy is almost nonexistent, just a shepherd and a  young boy who sells tea and snacks to foreign journalists.

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Mosul
By Cosimo Attanasio
02 Dec 2016

Bringing a body to a cemetery out from Godjali after the funeral

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Mosul
By Cosimo Attanasio
02 Dec 2016

A civilian victim of a bullet on the foot by a sniper

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Mosul
By Cosimo Attanasio
02 Dec 2016

A very young child is treated for a head wound, fortunately the injurion is not dangerous.

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Mosul
By Cosimo Attanasio
02 Dec 2016

A sniper blew the jaw to this man. Snipers of Daesh do not shoot the civilians to kill but to do more damage so that in the next years they will be a cost to society

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Mosul
By Cosimo Attanasio
02 Dec 2016

Refugees escaped from Mosul taking rest before to continue their walk to the refugee camp.

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Mosul
By Cosimo Attanasio
02 Dec 2016

Children of the village playing with marbles in a space beside the hospital full of bullet cartridges

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Mosul
By Cosimo Attanasio
02 Dec 2016

Three generation of Godjali residents (children, fathers and grandpa) in front of their house after the Friday lunch

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Mosul
By Cosimo Attanasio
02 Dec 2016

A civilian walking near a corpse in decomposition of a Daesh soldier close to the front line

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Mosul
By Cosimo Attanasio
29 Nov 2016

An injured soldier brought by a Humwee, shooting photos to the injured soldiers it's forbidden

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Mosul
By Cosimo Attanasio
29 Nov 2016

An injured soldier arrived by a cart pulled by hand

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Mosul
By Cosimo Attanasio
29 Nov 2016

A woman is brought to another hospital with an ambulance

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Mosul
By Cosimo Attanasio
28 Nov 2016

People fleed from Mosul arrived in Godjali by a pick-up

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Mosul
By Cosimo Attanasio
28 Nov 2016

A family crying the relative (may'be a grandma) just dead.

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Mosul
By Cosimo Attanasio
28 Nov 2016

Father bringing his injured child to the hospital

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Mosul
By Cosimo Attanasio
28 Nov 2016

Doctors try to reanimate a young boy victim of a bullet. Unfortunately there's nothing to do when somebody bleeding too much.

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Mosul
By Cosimo Attanasio
28 Nov 2016

A man bringing his son to the ambulance to go to the most near hospital. The Godjali hospital give just a first aid

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Mosul
By Cosimo Attanasio
26 Nov 2016

A Humvee Bringing another injured soldier after the sunset.
There is no light and the hospital has difficulty treat people, in spite of this the volunteers remain to help those need

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Mosul
By Cosimo Attanasio
26 Nov 2016

The hospital, don't have electricity h24, it needs of any available light.
Also the light of a mobile phone could be precious

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Mosul
By Cosimo Attanasio
25 Nov 2016

People escaped from Mosul have found place on the back of a pick-up

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Iraqi Troops Advance Near Mosul
Rwala, Iraq
By Jawdat Ahmed
18 Apr 2016

Iraqi Army soldiers backed by the Kurdish Peshmerga and Sunni militia fighters entered the village of Rwala in Nineveh Province, southeast of Mosul, on April 18.
The Iraqi forces are trying to capture ISIS strongholds as they prepare to retake the city of Mosul from Islamic State.

Video provided by Kurdish Peshmerga.
Audio dropouts from source.

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ICRC Distributes Aid to Iraqi Refugee...
Karbala, Iraq
By mushtaq mohammed
26 May 2015

May 26, 2015
Karbala, Iraq

Video shows members of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) distributing aid to Iraqi refugees from Mosul and Anbar in Karbala.
The video also includes interviews with Alwan Kamel, the spokesman of the ICRC in Iraq, Leila Zeineddin, a member of the local government of Karbala and refugees.

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ISIS Executes Iraqi Soldiers in Mosul
Mosul, Iraq
By omariq
25 Apr 2015

THIS IS AN EXCERPT OF A VIDEO CONTAINING EXTREMELY GRAPHIC CONTENT. THE FULL VIDEO IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.
The video was obtained by a contributor in Mosul from a witness to the executions.

DISCLAIMER: The appearance of this video on the Transterra Media website does not in anyway constitute an endorsement by Transterra Media of ISIS or any claims or statements made in this video.

April 25, 2015
Mosul, Iraq

Video shows soldiers of the Iraqi Army being executed by ISIS militants.
The soldiers who were captured in mid April during clashes with ISIS in Baiji, in northern Iraq, are kneeling on the ground with their hands tied behind their backs. An ISIS member is heard announcing and justifying the execution of the soldiers, before they are shot in the head from behind.

TRANSCRIPT

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Unseen ISIS Fighter 1
00:00 – 01:05

“In the name of God, and peace be upon the Leader of the Believers [Prophet Mohammad]; We have taken it upon ourselves to fight in along God’s path. We fight against those who disbelieve in God in order to uphold God’s religion and hoist His banner high. God rightfully grants His soldiers and party victory.
[The Prophet] peace be upon Him said: ‘He who changes his religion should be killed.’ [The Prophet] peace be upon Him also said: ‘ِA disbeliever and his killer cannot be joined together in hell.’ We ask God almighty to make us martyrs in his path and to allow these disbelievers to benefit from His mercy and be spared from hell. Peace be upon our Lord Mohammad, and His family and companions.
God is greatest! God is greatest! God is greatest!”

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Unseen ISIS Fighter 2
01:06 – 01:15

“In the name of God, Executing the verdict against these apostates is an implementation of God’s rule. God is greatest!”

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On the Mosul Frontline Against ISIS
Tel Keif
By Stevennabil
21 Apr 2015

I was granted an exclusive visit to front line positions held by Peshmarga forces near Batnaya (25 km to the south of Mosul). ISIS fighters are a few hundred meters away and constantly try to infiltrate this frontline. Peshmerga forces are on constantly on the lookout for ISIS attacks. Only a week before my tour, ISIS suicide bombers advanced from Batnaya but were killed by Peshmerga fighters before they managed to blow themselves up. These fighters say that they were able to kill ISIS 25 militants during that attack. 

 

 

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Tel Keif
By Stevennabil
03 Apr 2015

An open field is seen from a Peshmerga position near Mosul.

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Tel Keif
By Stevennabil
03 Apr 2015

Empty casings of bullets shot by Peshmerga during clashes with ISIS.

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Tel Keif
By Stevennabil
03 Apr 2015

Empty casings of bullets shot by Peshmerga during clashes with ISIS.

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Tel Keif
By Stevennabil
03 Apr 2015

An open field and the ISIS-held town of Batnaya are seen from a Peshmerga position in Tel Keif near Mosul.

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Tel Keif
By Stevennabil
03 Apr 2015

The village of Batnaya, which is held by ISIS, can be seen through a sniper's scope.

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Tel Keif
By Stevennabil
03 Apr 2015

Brothers in arms, Karwan,Omar and Shirzad. Each of them has a different task; one is a sniper and one is a gunner who mans a new German weapon provided to the Peshmarga (left of photo). Shirzad's task us to look through the telescope to warn his two friends of any attackers.

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Tel Keif
By Stevennabil
03 Apr 2015

An open field is seen from a Peshmerga position near Mosul.

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Tel Keif
By Stevennabil
03 Apr 2015

The projector (left) is lit at night, while a Peshmerga fighter is on the lookout for ISIS who try to sneak frm behind the small green hill (center). The village of Batnaya, which is held by ISIS, can be seen at a distance.

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Tel Keif
By Stevennabil
03 Apr 2015

An open field and the ISIS-held town of Batnaya are seen from a Peshmerga position in Tel Keif near Mosul.

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Tel Keif
By Stevennabil
03 Apr 2015

Pictured above are the remains of what has killed ISIS members who tried to infiltrate the front line coming from the surroundings of Mosul.