In Hasansham camp a 41-year-old father of nine stood outside his tent and warned that people in the camp could not speak freely because Daesh had messengers among them.
“I don’t have a problem with Daesh,” says a young man who used to sell bikes in Mosul, as he walked back towards the entrance of the camp, which by now, without any power, was almost pitch black. He wanted to join Daesh, but his dad wouldn’t let him. Read here.
the Islamic State is leaving not just a trail of physical destruction but also environmental damage as a punishment to civilians left behind. Story here.
Women and children are now alone in Mosul after their husbands and fathers were killed or captured by Isil. Caught along the battle lines as Iraqi forces push forward to oust Isil from Iraq’s second city, they must now make an awful decision: stay and await the fight, or flee across the front lines. Read more here.
Exclusive: As the battle against Isis continues, civilians escaping to nearby Qayyarah describe conditions on the front line of the fight between jihadis, the Iraqi army and the federal police. Read more here.
Monaly Najeeb, 22, was hiding under a bed in her Iraqi University dormitory, when she heard the noise of Isil fighters in the kitchen next door. Read more here.
Jihadist group uses suicide car bombers and buried explosives to try and defend the town of Bartella as Iraqi Special Forces begin their fight for Mosul. Read here.