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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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Kobane Drone Footage Highlights (Trai...
Kobane
By Joe Lukawski
04 Oct 2015

Video shot between October 5 and December 10, 2015.
Drone footage showing reconstruction efforts in the Kurdish city of Kobane, on the Syrian border with Turkey. Workers and machinery remove debris in the areas that were destroyed during intense fighting between Kurdish forces and Islamic State militants. In the outskirts of the city, refugee camps were set up for people who fled Raqqa, the capital of the so called Islamic State.

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YPG and FSA Fighters on the Outskirts...
Tal Abiyad, Syria
By hosheen issa
15 Jun 2015

Kurdish Army and Free Syrian Army fighters gather on the outskirts of Tal Abiyad while the battle to wrestle the frontier town from ISIS remains underway. The offensive launched by the fighting groups was eventually successful with anti-ISIS forces taking full control of the town. 

Tal Abiyad was a strategic conduit for supplies going to the Islamic State Group's self-declared capital of Raqqa. By capturing the town, YPG and FSA forces dealt a strategic blow to ISIS' hold on northereastern Syria 

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Tal Abiyad
By hosheen issa
15 Jun 2015

Free Syrian Army fighters, who coordinated the offensive with the Kurdish YPG, pray beside a river in the vicinity of Tal Abiyad.

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Tal Abiyad
By hosheen issa
15 Jun 2015

Free Syrian Army fighters patrol the areas around Tal Abiyad.

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Tal Abiyad
By hosheen issa
15 Jun 2015

Fighters relax against a combat embankment on the outskirts of Tal Abiyad.

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Tal Abiyad
By hosheen issa
15 Jun 2015

Kurdish YPG fighters with an improvised armored vehicle on the outskirts of Tal Abiyad.

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Tal Abiyad
By hosheen issa
15 Jun 2015

Female Kurdish YPG fighters relax on the outskirts of Tal Abiyad.

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Tal Abiyad
By hosheen issa
15 Jun 2015

Male and Female Kurdish YPG fighters gather on the outskirts of Tal Abiyad.

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Tal Abiyad
By hosheen issa
15 Jun 2015

Fighters keep watch of the area in the vicinity of Tal Abiyad.

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Tal Abiyad
By hosheen issa
15 Jun 2015

A female Kurdish YPG fighters watches the battle of Tal Abiyad unfold in the distance.

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Tal Abiyad
By hosheen issa
15 Jun 2015

An anti-ISIS fighter photographs a destroyed ISIS sign on a road on the outskirts of Tal Abiyad.