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30 juillet 2021

Mossoul avant et après….

After a nearly nine-month campaign to wrest Mosul, once Iraq’s second-largest city, from Islamic State control, images captured by DigitalGlobe reveal that vital parts of the city are now in ruins.

1 Mosul Hotel and Medical Complexes

The Mosul Hotel, in the top left of the image, and a series of hospital facilities along the banks of the Tigris River were destroyed. Much of the area — from the buildings to the streets and highways — appears to have been leveled.


November 2015 DigitalGlobe

July 2017 DigitalGlobe

2 Southeast of the Medical Complexes

Entire neighborhoods were flattened as the battle wore on in western Mosul. Major intersections and roundabouts in this part of the Old City appear to have been scrubbed away.


November 2015 DigitalGlobe

July 2017 DigitalGlobe

3 Al Nuri Grand Mosque

The Al Nuri Grand Mosque, which dominated the skyline of the Old City for nearly eight centuries, was reduced to a pile of rubble on June 21. It was a symbol of the city’s cultural heritage and was known for a distinctive leaning minaret.


November 2015 DigitalGlobe

July 2017 DigitalGlobe

4 Fifth Bridge and Buildings

Much of the neighborhood on the western side of the Fifth Bridge, which connects the eastern and western parts of the city, was leveled. In contrast, the more affluent residents on the eastern side of the bridge were seen as less loyal to the Islamic State and suffered relatively little destruction.


November 2015 DigitalGlobe

July 2017 DigitalGlobe

5 Old Bridge

Sections of the Old Bridge are missing.


November 2015 DigitalGlobe

July 2017 DigitalGlobe

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