Published on 6 Jul 2017 Sections

The foreign men rescuing locals in Mosul

Asia Correspondent

Civilians have borne the brunt of the fighting in Mosul, Iraq, with medical charities saying the population, including thousands of children, has been traumatised by the ‘brutal and horrific conflict’. A seemingly unlikely band of foreign men – led by an American Christian missionary – is fighting against IS, and helping rescue some of those civilians.

The footage was shot by film-makerĀ Bernard Genier.