Photo essay: Taking Tikrit and beyond
Italian reporter Daniele Raineri photographed the aftermath of the liberation of Tikrit from ISIS forces while documenting life in Iraq.
Daniele Raineri, Italian reporter for newspaper Il Foglio, is currently traveling in Iraq. He’s been tweeting close-up photos of Shi’ite paramilitary groups and posting descriptions of life in Tikrit, Baghdad and Samarra.
Here are some of the most significant moments of the visual diary he’s been keeping.
Photos courtesy of Daniele Raineri of Il Foglio.
Last week, the Iraqi city of Tikrit was finally wrestled back from ISIS after the group had occupied it for more than nine months. Pro-government forces entering the Iraqi city looted shops and houses. And each day come new reports of mass graves where more than 1500 bodies have reportedly been found.