The UN Operation to Disarm Mosul’s IEDs and Unexploded Bombs

Two Iraqi Federal Police walk through a water treatment plant in west Mosul, Iraq on August 7, 2017.

Munitions found during the UNMAS de-mining operations are lined up in a grid in east Mosul.

UNMAS contractors remove debris during a clearance operation in Mosul on August 29, 2017.

A UNMAS contractor watches over spot-clearance operations in a public park close to the Tigris River in east Mosul, Iraq on March 11, 2018.

This maternity clinic at Al Khansa Hospital in east Mosul was destroyed during the fighting between ISIS and the US-led international military coalition in 2016-17.

A young man climbs through rubble to retrieve family items from a home in the heavily bombed Old City in west Mosul on March 8, 2018.

Munitions found during UNMAS de-mining operations are lined up in a grid in east Mosul on August 29, 2017. Photojournalist Cengiz Yar photographed many ordnance-clearing missions in Iraq that produced stockpiles like this one.

A pedestrian path winds through a severely damaged section of the Old City in Mosul on March 10, 2018.

UNMAS contractors stand at attention while receiving mine-clearance training in Bartella, Iraq on March 10, 2018.

Al-Shifa Hospital, in west Mosul, was once the largest in the city. It was heavily damaged during fighting between Iraqi forces and ISIS in 2017.

A clearance team builds a small wall around what is believed to be an ISIS chemical grenade during clearance operations at Al-Shifa Hospital, in west Mosul, on March 17, 2018.

Rubble removal efforts get underway in a heavily destroyed section of the Old City in west Mosul on March 18, 2018.

A boy walks past the remains of the historic Al Nuri Mosque in west Mosul on November 7, 2018.

Muhammed Tayeb teaches a risk education class to children at Palistan School in west Mosul on November 8, 2018.

Ahmad Taha, 26, is the clearance team leader and grew up in Mosul near Jamiah University. He’s been working in mine clearance for over two years and is the father of a nine-month-old baby girl.

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