A 360° View Inside the Brutal Battle for Mosul

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January 31, 2017

For more than two years, Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, has been under ISIS control. The Iraqi army, backed by Kurdish forces and U.S. air strikes, is trying to retake it — but the battle has been grueling and deadly.

Go inside the ongoing fight in Battle for Mosul, an immersive short documentary from FRONTLINE and The Guardian. Filmed on 360° cameras, it follows Iraqi-born reporter Ghaith Abdul-Ahad as he makes a dangerous trip inside Mosul to witness the fight firsthand. From a panoramic view of vast oil fields that were set on fire by ISIS, to a journey inside a network of tunnels built by ISIS to hide from airstrikes, to a camp that’s become home to thousands of displaced civilians, Battle for Mosul is a haunting look inside a once-thriving city that’s now a key battleground in the fight against ISIS.

Battle for Mosul was produced in association with the documentary Battle for Iraq, which airs Tuesday, Jan. 31 on PBS.


Patrice Taddonio

Patrice Taddonio, Digital Writer & Audience Development Strategist, FRONTLINE

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