Kurdish dissident Aso Saleh shared with JerusalemOnline pictures taken by photojournalist Keywan Fatahi that documents the Kurdish forces battling against ISIS in Mosul, Iraq.







The third day of Battle in ”Tish Xrapi Genre” in front of Bashiq and 15 kilometers from Mosul

The third day of Battle in ”Tish Xrapi Genre” in front of Bashiq and 15 kilometers from Mosul Photo Credit: Keywan Fatahi

The battle for Mosul, Iraq began on October 17. After over two years where the city was occupied by ISIS, the Iraqi government has announced an operation to free the city from the grasp of the murderous terror organization.  From the onset, the Kurds have been playing a pivotal role in the battle over the city. Over 4,000 Kurdish Peshmerga are approaching the city from three different fronts. On the first day in the battle, the Kurds succeeded to capture 7 villages. The Kurds believe that these days are historic.

 “To be with Peshmerga forces during these historic days and to record these historic events is an honor for many journalists,” Kurdish dissident Aso Saleh proclaimed. “Many journalists are at the forefront with the Peshmerga and Iraqi Army. My colleague Keywan Fatahi who is a Peshmerga and a photojournalist participated in the battle. He took some pictures from Bashiq along the front line. He will share these photos with you.”







Peshmerga forces are preparing to Bashiq offensive.

Peshmerga forces are preparing to Bashiq offensive. Photo Credit: Keywan Fatahi






”Fazeliye” village near Bashiq. During Bashiq offensive, the Peshmerga forces in their artillery.

”Fazeliye” village near Bashiq. During Bashiq offensive, the Peshmerga forces in their artillery. Photo Credit: Keywan Fatahi






”Naweran” village. The first village that was captured by Peshmerga forces in the first day of battle.

”Naweran” village. The first village that was captured by Peshmerga forces in the first day of battle. Photo Credit: Keywan Fatahi






A day after ”Naweran” village’s battle.

A day after ”Naweran” village’s battle. Photo Credit: Keywan Fatahi