Published May 22, 2017 by BBC News.
This extraordinary war footage allows you to join the pilots of the Iraqi army as they fly over Mosul, fighting militants of the Islamic State. (ISIS) Credit goes to BBC journalist Joe Inwood and Nafiseh Kohnavard from BBC Persian. They spent a week at an air base just south of Iraq. This war footage is shown in a way that has never been seen before.
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The battle for Mosul was approaching its end. Reports of civilian deaths from American-led airstrikes in Iraq and Syria soared in March to more than 1,700, an all-time high in the campaign against ISIS. After nearly months of fighting, an Iraqi-led, American-backed military offensive had driven ISIS out of more than half the city and surrounded the militants in an enclave on the western bank of the Tigris. As a result, the Islamic State lost the largest and most important city it once claimed as a part of its realm in Iraq and Syria.
Civilians walk on a street in the Dawasa neighborhood of southwest Mosul on March 30. Credit: Time Mag.
Civilians return via Baghdad Road to a liberated neighborhood in southwest Mosul on March 31. Credit: Time Mag.
U.S. soldiers recover a Puma drone after a surveillance mission over western Mosul on April 6. Credit: Time Mag.