Tranch war in Iraqi Kurdistan - august/november 2014
On the kurdish fronts against isil forces of the "islamic state" based in christian Batnay village, general wahid koveli peshmerga battalion, all muslims, they fight against isil. between teleskeef and batnay, 20 km from mosul.


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A family refugied from Shengal region, lives in a house under construction next to the camp of Khaneke, they don't want to live in the camp. Khaneke, Iraqi Kurdistan 2014 - © edouard beau

View on the Mosul Dam lake, the village of Khaneke and the new UNHCR IDP's camp not in service yet, august 2014, Khaneke, iraqi Kurdistan. ©edouard beau

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A family lives in a house under construction next to the camp of Khaneke, they don't want to live in the camp. Khaneke, Iraqi Kurdistan 2014 - © edouard beau

A young Yézidi refugee, his family lives in a house under construction next to the camp of Khaneke, they don't want to live in the camp. Khaneke, Iraqi Kurdistan 2014 - © edouard beau

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Cemetery of Bakufa, a christian village invaded by isil forces in early august, liberated thanks to us air strikes and peshmergas forces on the ground around the 17th of august 2014. The liberated villages are heavly booby trapped. Bafuka, disputed areas, Iraq, kurdistan region, end of august 2014. © edouard beau

Inside a christian village invaded by isil forces in early august, liberated by us air strikes and peshmergas forces on the ground around the 17th of august 2014. The only inhabitant that couldn't flee due to his inhability to walk, was beaten and stoled by isil forces, they forced him to convert and as he refused, robbed money he had hidden in his house. The isil forces methodically searched every house for money or objects of value, the churches of Teleskeef and Bafufa were vandalised, the christian crosses torn down and the black flag raised. Bafuka, disputed areas, Iraq, kurdistan region, end of august 2014. © edouard beau

Inside Bafuka, a christian village invaded by isil forces in early august, liberated by us air strikes and peshmergas forces on the ground around the 17th of august 2014. The house of the only inhabitant. Bafuka, disputed areas, Iraq, kurdistan region, end of august 2014. © edouard beau

Inside a christian village invaded by isil forces in early august, liberated by us air strikes and peshmergas forces on the ground around the 17th of august 2014. The only inhabitant that couldn't flee due to his inhability to walk, was beaten and stoled by isil forces, forced him to convert and as he refused, they robbed money he had hidden in his house. The isil forces methodically searched every house for money or objects of value, the churches of Teleskeef and Bafufa were vandalised, the christian crosses torn down and the black flag raised. Bafuka, disputed areas, Iraq, kurdistan region, end of august 2014. © edouard beau

Inside a christian village invaded by isil forces in early august, liberated by us air strikes and peshmergas forces on the ground around the 17th of august 2014. The only inhabitant that couldn't flee due to his inhability to walk, he was beaten and stoled by isil forces, they forced him to convert and as he refused, robbed money he had hidden in his house. The isil forces methodically searched every houses for money or objects of value, and the churches of Teleskeef and Bafufa were vandalised, the christian crosses torn down and the black flag raised. Bafuka, disputed areas, Iraq, kurdistan region, end of august 2014. © edouard beau

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During mortars attack by isil forces from Batnay village. A peshmergas stands in his basic bunker on the front line between Teleskeef and Batnay, disputated areas, Kurdistan region - Iraq, 2014 © edouard beau

During mortars attack by isil forces from Batnay village. An officer stands in his basic bunker on the front line between Teleskeef and Batnay, disputated areas, Kurdistan region - Iraq, 2014 © edouard beau

During mortars attack by isil forces from Batnay village. Peshmergas have taken refuge in an unarmored underground bunker. Front line between Teleskeef and Batnay, disputated areas, Kurdistan region - Iraq, 2014 © edouard beau

View of a peshmerga bunker after beeing targeted by isil with 120mm mortars, Commander Akram Koveli perished in the attack and two other soldiers were wounded, Abu Karo and Renas. Front line between Teleskeef and Batnay, disputated areas, Kurdistan region - Iraq, 2014 - © edouard beau

peshmergas from the Duski tribe of Dohuk, are taking a nap before guarding the front line all night long, in front of christian village of Batnay, now held by isil forces, disputed areas, Iraq-kurdistan region, 2014 © edouard beau

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