Soldiers are still sifting through the ruins of the Iraqi city in a bid to find those left behind by the terror group
This young boy was believed to be a foreigner as medics could not understand his language. He was given emergency medical care at a Trauma Stabilisation Point
A little girl named Amina was found by soldiers when they heard her cries from the rubble. She was believed to be a foreigner and spoke Russian
Injuries from suicide bombers, grenades and snipers continue as the few remaining ISIS fighters use tunnels to continue the fierce conflict
Questions are now emerging about what to do with these children and the hundreds of other ISIS relatives.
For now, many of them are imprisoned in a rubbish strewn encampment east of Mosul, where the last people to be displaced from the city have been taken.
“All the men were killed,” said 62 year-old Umm Hamoudi, who fled the Midan district last week with 21 members of her family – all women and children.
Many ISIS family members are imprisoned in a rubbish strewn encampment to the east of Mosul
This tiny boy was found by Iraqi Army soldiers eating raw meat in the rubble. They said they first killed an ISIS soldier nearby then rescued him
The battle with ISIS continues in a small part of West Mosul even though it was declared liberated days ago
Her husband, an ISIS member, was wounded in the fighting for the old city. They tried to carry him off the battlefield but he was too heavy, so they left him there to die.
Leaflets threatening militants’ families have now appeared in areas retaken from ISIS, and vigilantes have thrown grenades at their homes.
“Revenge is not a cure,” said Ali Iskander, the head of the Bartella district where the camp is located.
“These families should undergo rehabilitation courses”
One youngster receives emergency treatment after he was found all alone in the ruins of Mosul’s battleground
There are calls for those living in the camps to be given ‘training’ to help them join local communities
A young boy – who looks around two – grasps at a bottle of water after being rescued from certain death
Local authorities in Mosul recently issued a decree to exile ISIS families to camps so they can be rehabilitated ideologically.
Umm Hamoudi’s daughter was only 14 years old when her father married her off to a elder militant.
He was killed around a year ago while the girl was pregnant with her first child, who lay sleeping on the floor of one of the camp’s tent, oblivious to the stigma that will cloud the rest of his life.
Umm Suhaib, 32, last heard from her husband two months ago. “He is certainly dead,” she said, showing no emotion.
Vigilantes have carried out a string of grenade attacks on those living in the encampments
Most of the children found in the ruins of Mosul are the sons and daughters of suicide bombers
One starving toddler is given a biscuit after receiving medical help in an Iraqi emergency medical centre
She threatened to leave him when he joined ISIS around one year after the group took over, but did not because of their four children.
A devout Muslim, her husband was seduced by the idea of a modern-day caliphate, and offered his skills as an engineer.
He came to regret his decision, Umm Suhaib said, but by then it was too late.
“He wasted his life and threw ours away with it,” she said. “We are lost now.”