On the ground in Iraq, here’s how the soldiers fighting ISIS to retake the city of Mosul are reacting to Trump’s travel ban. Read here.
I visit Mosul’s gravediggers as they ignore the missiles overhead and continue their work with death. They tell the story of the east of the city under Isis and its recent recapture by Iraqi forces. Listen here.
After sundown at the end of January, Haytham,* 44, hurried to the banks of the Tigris River where he set about breaking the lock on a small fishing boat. He was fleeing hardship and danger in extremist-held west Mosul, knowing that if he were caught he would be killed. Read here.
A story from eastern Mosul where life is returning to normal, but with new challenges, such as finding enough clean water, food and power. Families are drinking dirty water from wells and make shift hospitals are struggling without X-ray machines, water and refrigerators. Read here.