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Exhibition - The Collapse of the Caliphate
Lorenzo Meloni
Four battles in the same war, four zones, four iconic cities, and a multitude of players, local, regional and international, together in the face of one enemy: the “Islamic State.”

The self-proclaimed caliphate came into existence in 2014, in Mosul, the second-largest city in Iraq, which had just been taken with little or no resistance. This was the peak of the power of ISIS: the Jihadists had control over an area as large as the United Kingdom, held an arsenal of weapons taken from Iraqi armed forces, and were supported by thousands of volunteers from diverse parts of the world.
The Jihadists...

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SYRIA. Ayn Al Arab. (Kurdish: Kobani / Kobane). December 2014....
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SYRIA. Ayn Al Arab. (Kurdish: Kobani / Kobane). December 2014....
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SYRIA. Ayn Al Arab. (Kurdish: Kobani / Kobane). December 2014....
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SYRIA. Ayn Al Arab. (Kurdish: Kobani / Kobane). December 2014....
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SYRIA. Kobani / Kobane (Arabic: Ayn al Arab). 07 August 2015....
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SYRIA. Kobani / Kobane (Arabic: Ayn al Arab). 07 August 2015....
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SYRIA. Palmyra / Tadmor. 1 April 2016. Inside the historic town...
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SYRIA. Palmyra / Tadmor. 1 April 2016. Inside the historic town...
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SYRIA. Palmyra / Tadmor. 1 April 2016. Inside the historic town...
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LIBYA. Sirte. July 2016. Libyan fighters carry a comrade injured...
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LIBYA. Sirte. July 2016. Two Libyan fighters taking cover from...
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LIBYA. Sirte. July 2016. A Libyan sniper and his spotter in the...
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LIBYA. Sirte. July 2016. A Libyan spotter identifying IS positions...
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LIBYA. Sirte. July 2016. A burned-out room in a premises used...
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LIBYA. Sirte. September 2016. Ouagadougou Conference Center
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IRAQ. December 2016. Hammam al Alil. Kids playing among the rubble...
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IRAQ. December 2016. Bashiqa. Yazidi women inside a cemetery...
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IRAQ. NOVEMBER 2016. Qayyarah. IS fighters set fire to oil fields...
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IRAQ. NOVEMBER 2016. Bakhdida / Qaraqosh. A church burned by...
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IRAQ. NOVEMBER 2016. Mosul. A wounded civilian is taken to the...
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IRAQ. NOVEMBER 2016. Mosul. Civilians grieving the loss of their...
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IRAQ. NOVEMBER 2016. Mosul. A soldier of the Iraqi Special Forces...
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IRAQ. NOVEMBER 2016. Mosul. Civilians queuing during food distribution....
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IRAQ. NOVEMBER 2016. Mosul. A wounded civilian is taken to the...
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IRAQ. NOVEMBER 2016. Mosul. The body of a dead IS fighter and...
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IRAQ. NOVEMBER 2016. Tal Afar. Al hashd Al shaabi fighters (PMU...
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IRAQ. NOVEMBER 2016. Tal Afar. West Mosul. Al hashd Al shaabi...
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IRAQ. NOVEMBER 2016. Tal Afar. West Mosul. Al hashd Al shaabi...
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IRAQ. NOVEMBER 2016. Around Sirwal. West Mosul. A sniper of ...
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IRAQ. Mosul. March 2017. A family reaches the Federal Police...
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IRAQ. Mosul. March 2017. A barricade of burned cars used to eventually...
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IRAQ. Mosul. March 2017. ERD fighters entering buildings to check...
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IRAQ. Mosul. March 2017. The aftermath of the explosion of a...
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IRAQ. Mosul. March 2017. The aftermath of a rocket that hit the...
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IRAQ. Mosul. March 2017. A Federal Police fighter with an SPG...
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IRAQ. Hamam al-Alil. March 2017. Men waiting to get their IDs...
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IRAQ. Outskirts of Mosul. March 2017. A group of civilians waiting...
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IRAQ. Outskirts of Mosul. March 2017. Men on lorries on their...
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IRAQ. Outskirts of Mosul. March 2017. Civilians fleeing from...
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IRAQ. Mosul. March 2017. Civilians fleeing from Mosul
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IRAQ. Mosul. March 2017. A man who lost his leg due to a mortar....
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