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Iraq's Literary Heritage Under Threat
By TTM Contributor 16
18 Jul 2014

July 18, 2014
Baghdad, Iraq

Customers buy books on al-Mutanabi street.

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Iraq's Literary Heritage Under Threat
By TTM Contributor 16
18 Jul 2014

July 18, 2014
Baghdad, Iraq

Iyad al-Mallah, an Iraqi writer and journalist who stated that culture was influenced by the political situation, and that, especially in the last two months, there has been a clear recession in the cultural activities.

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Kurdish Peshmerga Defenses Around the...
Mosul
By Osie Greenway
09 Jul 2014

Kurdish Peshmerga forces, on the outskirts of Mosul, watch as a mortars fired by ISIS hit one of their vehicles and gunfire pins down fellow fighters. Support immediately rushes in to reinforce the area. There were no casualties reported.

The Kurdish security forces are battling ISIS daily in Mosul and the surrounding towns. The Peshmerga are based around Mosul, in defensive positions, protecting the civilians in the area from the advancing ISIS fighters. When the attack came, a home caught fire and Peshmerga fighters went in to rescue civilians fleeing from the fighting. The attacks from ISIS continue but the Peshmerga are there only to respond. Their orders are to defend the newly claimed territory and protect the civilians in the area.

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Kurdish Peshmerga Defenses on the Edg...
Kirkuk
By Osie Greenway
08 Jul 2014

Kurdish fighters of the Peshmerga 10th Brigade prepare for defending a newly adopted base once owned by American troops then deserted by Iraqi soldiers when ISIS advanced into the territory on the edges of Kirkuk, Iraq.

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Kurdish Peshmerga Defenses on the Edg...
Kirkuk
By Osie Greenway
08 Jul 2014

Kurdish Peshmerga 10th Brigade prepare for defending a newly adopted base once owned by American troops then deserted by Iraqi soldiers when ISIS advanced into the territory on the edges of Kirkuk, Iraq.

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Kurdish Peshmerga Defenses on the Edg...
Kirkuk
By Osie Greenway
08 Jul 2014

Kurdish Peshmerga 10th Brigade prepare for defending a newly adopted base once owned by American troops then deserted by Iraqi soldiers when ISIS advanced into the territory on the edges of Kirkuk, Iraq.

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Kurdish Peshmerga Defenses on the Edg...
Kirkuk
By Osie Greenway
08 Jul 2014

Kurdish Peshmerga Captin Mohamed Sadoun of the 10th Brigade prepares his squad machine gun for defending a newly adopted base once owned by American troops then deserted by Iraqi soldiers when ISIS advanced into the territory on the edges of Kirkuk, Iraq.

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Kurdish Peshmerga Defenses on the Edg...
Kirkuk
By Osie Greenway
08 Jul 2014

Soldier holding an RPG from the Kurdish Peshmerga 10th Brigade prepare for defending a newly adopted base once owned by American troops then deserted by Iraqi soldiers when ISIS advanced into the territory on the edges of Kirkuk, Iraq.

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Kurdish Peshmerga Defenses on the Edg...
Kirkuk
By Osie Greenway
08 Jul 2014

Kurdish Peshmerga 10th Brigade prepare for defending a newly adopted base once owned by American troops then deserted by Iraqi soldiers when ISIS advanced into the territory on the edges of Kirkuk, Iraq.

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Kurdish Peshmerga Defenses on the Edg...
Kirkuk
By Osie Greenway
08 Jul 2014

Peshmerga set up defenses in a newly occupied massive Iraqi base which once was an American army checkpoint during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraqi army uniforms and equipment were scattered throughout the base and left in burn piles.

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Kurdish Peshmerga Defenses Around the...
Mosul
By Osie Greenway
08 Jul 2014

Kurdish Peshmerga forces on the outskirts of Mosul watch as a mortar fired by ISIS hits one of their vehicles they immediately rush in to reinforce the area. Their were no casualties reported. The Kurdish security forces are battling ISIS daily in Mosul and surrounding cities. The Peshmerga is based around the city of Mosul in defensive positions protecting the civilians in the area from the advancing ISIS fighters that have taken position in Mosul. When the attack came a home was caught on fire and the Peshmerga fighters went in to rescue the civilians fleeing from the fighting. The attacks have continued by ISIS and the Peshmerga is there to respond only. There orders are to defend the newly claimed territory and protect the civilians in the area.

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Kurdish Peshmerga Defenses on the Edg...
Kirkuk
By Osie Greenway
08 Jul 2014

Kurdish Peshmerga 10th Brigade prepare for defending a newly adopted base once owned by American troops then deserted by Iraqi soldiers when ISIS advanced into the territory on the edges of Kirkuk, Iraq.

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Kurdish Peshmerga Defenses Around the...
Mosul
By Osie Greenway
08 Jul 2014

Kurdish fighters grab their weapons and equipment and rush to reinforce their defenses after a mortar fired by ISIS destroyed one of their vehicles on the frontline of Mosul, Iraq.

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Kurdish Peshmerga Defenses Around the...
Mosul
By Osie Greenway
08 Jul 2014

Kurdish fighters grab their weapons and equipment and rush to reinforce their defenses after a mortar fired by ISIS destroyed one of their vehicles on the frontline of Mosul, Iraq.

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Kurdish Peshmerga Defenses Around the...
Mosul
By Osie Greenway
08 Jul 2014

Kurdish fighter breaks to pray during clashes in Mosul, Iraq.

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Kurdish Peshmerga Defenses Around the...
Mosul
By Osie Greenway
08 Jul 2014

Kurdish Peshmerga troops arrive to the last line of defenses to reinforce the area for night attacks that have been stepped up in the last week by ISIS forces.

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Kurdish Peshmerga Defenses Around the...
Mosul
By Osie Greenway
08 Jul 2014

Kurdish Peshmerga troops arrive to the last line of defenses to reinforce the area for night attacks that have been stepped up in the last week by ISIS forces.

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Kurdish Peshmerga Defenses Around the...
Mosul
By Osie Greenway
08 Jul 2014

Peshmerga troops arrive back to base in Mosul to break for a meal but before entering their newly adopted home in Mosul, Iraq they take their shoes off.

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Kurdish Peshmerga Defenses on the Edg...
Kirkuk
By Osie Greenway
08 Jul 2014

Kurdish Peshmerga Captain Mohamed Sadoun of the 10th Brigade prepares his squad machine gun for defending a newly adopted base once owned by American troops then deserted by Iraqi soldiers when ISIS advanced into the territory on the edges of Kirkuk, Iraq.

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Kurdish Peshmerga Defenses on the Edg...
Kirkuk
By Osie Greenway
08 Jul 2014

Kurdish Peshmerga 10th Brigade prepare for defending a newly adopted base they arrived in a week ago, once owned by American troops then deserted by Iraqi soldiers when ISIS advanced into the territory on the edges of Kirkuk, Iraq.

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Kurdish Peshmerga Defenses Around the...
Mosul
By Osie Greenway
08 Jul 2014

A Kurdish flag is embedded into the stock of a Peshmerga fighters Kalashnikov. in Mosul, Iraq.

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Kurdish Peshmerga Defenses Around the...
Mosul
By Osie Greenway
08 Jul 2014

Peshmerga Fighter on the front line of Mosul, Iraq. in Mosul, Iraq.

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Kurdish Peshmerga Defenses Around the...
Mosul
By Osie Greenway
08 Jul 2014

Kurdish Peshmerga troops arrive to the last line of defense between newly taken Kurdish territory and the city limits of Mosul, Iraq to reinforce the area for night attacks that have been stepped up in the last week by ISIS forces.

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Kurdish Peshmerga Defenses Around the...
Mosul
By Osie Greenway
08 Jul 2014

Major Mohamed, wearing the cap and the grenade belt, checks on his troops in the trenches less than 100 meters away from ISIS positions. The major along with his fighters were some of the first to rush and reinforce the Kurdish fighters pinned down by ISIS mortar fire earlier that day.

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Kurdish Peshmerga Defenses Around the...
Mosul
By Osie Greenway
08 Jul 2014

Major Mohamed, wearing the cap and the grenade belt, checks on his troops in the trenches less than 100 meters away from ISIS positions. The major along with his fighters were some of the first to rush and reinforce the Kurdish fighters pinned down by ISIS mortar fire earlier that day.

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Kurdish Peshmerga Defenses Around the...
Mosul
By Osie Greenway
08 Jul 2014

Fontline Peshmerga troops based in a home now turned fortifications pose for a group shot before preparations are made for night defenses against ISIS troops in the city of Mosul, Iraq.