On the frontline by alex crawford, special correspondent in mosul. Watch the dramatic opening sequence of mosul, a new documentary filmed on the ground during what has been called the deadliest urban warfare since wwii. A chilling and openended story, the road to mosul is an eyeopening report on the current climate of violence in the middle east. To gain insight into how the conflict is unfolding on the ground, the author met with kurdish military officials at the ninewa operations command base southeast of mosul, at the makhmour. However, on october 17, the very day when the operation started, pentagon press secretary peter cook admitted that us troops. Iraqi federal police take cover at the frontline at bab al jadid district as the battle against islamic states fighters continues in the old city of mosul. Iraqi forces abuses filmed graphic images iraqi forces, leading a vigorous battle to liberate mosul from isis, have been exposed torturing and abusing their captives suspected of having terrorists links, according to a photographer who. The armys budgets are under pressure and they have the smallest troop numbers since the days of cromwell. Our virtual reality cameras put you on the front line of combat in mosul, the last isis stronghold in iraq, as the future of iraq and the fate of isis is determined. A stunning look at the high cost of iraqs victory over isis in mosul, this film follows a unit of iraqi special forces as they fight. Filmed over the course of the whole campaign, mosul follows the experiences of four young soldiers. As iraqi forces attempt to retake mosul from isis, ghaith abdulahad joins. Major funding for frontline is provided by the john d. Mosul is in a state of suspended animation, with control of the city split between iraqi government forces and the islamic state group.
Snapchat shows frontlines of battle for mosul as it deepens a role in breaking news. The battle for the liberation of mosul rumored to be launched very soon. Watch frontlines documentary on the stunning cost of iraqi forces brutal, ninemonth, streetbystreet fight to drive isis out of mosul. Then the us tv current affairs programme pbs frontline contacted him. Alex crawford reports from the frontline in the battle to retake mosul from. Mar 29, 2017 on the frontline by alex crawford, special correspondent in mosul. It is an extraordinary film insanely brave, but also intimate and human. Mosuls population grew rapidly around the turn of the millennium and by 2004, the citys population was estimated to be 1,846,500. Isis out of mosul as the terror group held civilians captive there was brutal and. Hello select your address todays deals best sellers customer service find a gift new releases best sellers customer service find a gift new.
It marked the beginning of what would quickly become a brutal battle of attrition that would last nearly. Watch frontline s documentary on the stunning cost of iraqi forces brutal, ninemonth, streetbystreet fight to drive isis out of mosul. Theres an isis fighter in this house mosul frontline. Iraqiborn journalist ghaith abdulahad of the guardian takes you inside isis hideouts, to the edge of burning oil fields that isis has set ablaze, and into the growing camps for displaced people that now exist across his homeland. It happened while he was shooting his latest documentary called battle for iraq, a. Abc news martha raddatz reports from an american military outpost, east of mosul, on how the battle is playing out. For a good portion of the nine month fight to defeat isis in mosul, veteran french cameraman olivier sarbil was embedded with a small elite team of iraqi special forces. Brought to you by peter bergs film 45 and 44 blue productions. Oct 18, 2017 watch the dramatic opening sequence of mosul, a new documentary filmed on the ground during what has been called the deadliest urban warfare since wwii. Us special forces come to mosul frontline media rt world news. Alex crawford reports from the frontline in the battle to retake mosul from islamic state subscribe to our youtube channel for more videos. Frontline follows a unit of iraqi special forces as. They loved the cinematography and wanted me to do a 25minute piece. Hussein, a ruthless sniper and aspiring football player.
The battle for the liberation of mosul rumored to be launched very soon, perhaps before the end of the month of october. However, on october 17, the very day when the operation started, pentagon press secretary peter cook admitted that us troops will take part in liberation of mosul in a supportive role. Filmed across the entire ninemonth campaign, the documentary features extraordinary combat footage of one iraqi special forces unit that bore the brunt of the fighting. Militant explosives technicians attempt to penetrate iraqi and peshmerga lines to lay potent ieds under the cover of night and deploy a seemingly limitless cadre of suicide bombers. On the front lines of the battle for mosul video abc news. I spent six weeks in mosul and made a film, which was well received, olivier explains. On the presidents orders dvd,this is the story of president dutertes campaign against drug dealers and addicts in the philippines, told with unprecedented and intimate access to both sides of the bloody war the manila police and an ordinary family from the slums. Us special forces come to mosul frontline media rt. Oct 22, 2016 attack on kirkuk and chemical fire push troops back from mosul frontline this article is more than 3 years old two days of intense fighting in iraqi city 60 miles from mosul and isisset fire at. Inside the brutal battle to defeat isis in mosul, iraqs second largest city. It marked the beginning of what would quickly become a brutal battle of attrition that would last nearly nine months.
Described by some military commanders as the deadliest urban combat since world war ii, the battle to drive isis out of mosul. Nov 08, 2017 the british army in 2017 is in uncharted territory. Reporter ghaith abdulahad was almost killed in mosul, iraq. Back in october 2016, an elite team of iraqi special forces were sent directly to the frontline against isis with only one objective, to reclaim mosul and eradicate the remaining isis fighters. With extraordinary combat footage, the film follows an iraqi special forces unit that bore the brunt of the fight. Shot over the course of the entire ninemonth fight, this vivid documentary. Military facilities of kurdish peshmerga forces between the cities of khasir and mosul. Official trailer for mosul, a theatrical documentary about the iraqi special forces fighting to liberate a city controlled by isis.
On october 28, 2014, frontline presents the rise of isis a major, indepth investigation of the brutal terrorist groups ascent, from veteran producer and journalist martin smith. Official trailer for mosul, a theatrical documentary. Go inside the ongoing fight in battle for mosul, an immersive short documentary from frontline and the guardian. Sky news has witnessed housetohouse fighting in west mosul as iraqi forces try to push islamic state out of their last. In inside the teenage brain, frontline chronicles how scientists are exploring the recesses of the brain and finding some new explanations for why adolescents beha. Also this hour, a rare look at airstrikes on yemen by a saudi arabialed coalition. The british army in 2017 is in uncharted territory. Mosul is a pbs frontline production in association with mongoose pictures. Mar 26, 2017 alex crawford reports from the frontline in the battle to retake mosul from islamic state subscribe to our youtube channel for more videos. Watch full frontline documentaries pbs official site.
While at the time of filming the peshmerga continued to maintain their stronghold in the region, it remains to be seen how the situation will resolve. Iraqi forces remain on the doorstep of isisheld mosul, encountering snipers, landmines and roadblocking boulders as they edged closer to the key city. This is the first in a series of two documenting hate films from frontline and propublica, with the second coming later in 2018. Jones and sarbil are also known for their collaboration on frontline doc mosul dispatches film the fight for. Anmar, a college graduate seeking revenge after his father was the victim of a suicide attack.
Attack on kirkuk and chemical fire push troops back from. As iraqi forces attempt to retake mosul from isis, ghaith abdulahad joins their elite golden division on the frontline, speaking with civilians, soldiers and isis suspects. A pbs frontline production with mongoose films in association. Snapchat shows frontlines of battle for mosul as it. A stunning look at the high cost of iraqs victory over isis in mosul, this film follows a unit of iraqi special forces as they fight streetbystreet in a. Icc to use frontline doc as evidence against president. Theyre not backing down new york times reporter rukmini callimachi was recently embedded with iraqi troops fighting to liberate western mosul from isis.
Jones and sarbil are also known for their collaboration on frontline doc mosul dispatches film. Islamic state fighters have a constantly evolving matrix of tactics that they employ to keep their enemies off balance. On the frontline offers a valuable portrait of the war being. Get premium, high resolution news photos at getty images. Sep 24, 2019 the doc was produced by frontline pbs, arte france, bbc storyville, and doc society. In 2014, the islamic state of iraq and the levant seized control of the city. Mosul is a pbs frontline production in association with mongoose pictures and. Funding for frontline is provided through the support of pbs viewers and by the corporation for public broadcasting.
A sideon portrait of an iraqi special operations forces soldier wearing a helmet. Oct 18, 2017 directed by olivier sarbil, james jones. Produced and directed by teresa smith, edited by agnieszka liggett and reported by andy. Battle for mosul is a visceral 360 experience into wartorn iraq. Destroyed buildings are seen in the background as an iraqi national flag flutters at the frontline in western mosul. The iraqi government recaptured it in the battle of mosul three. The film s chief witness to these atrocities is thaher abdel kareem, the survivor of a haunting and vicious kidnapping at the hands of the terrorist group. This film was filmed and directed by olivier sarbil.135 123 1469 751 283 488 1498 970 958 1502 1527 1060 30 140 1605 1238 168 1151 20 306 274 273 764 1413 1042 436 1467 1280 522 1494 1269 647 457 1300 1013 551 960 110 1091 370 186 291 639 344 1421 986 1419 582