Shelly Kittleson


Civilians pass destroyed cars in western Mosul, Iraq, June 12, 2017. (photo by REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis)

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Remaining civilians flee booby-trapped, sniper-infested west Mosul

Tuesday, Jun. 13, 2017 | Shelly Kittleson, Contributor

As Iraqi forces clear the recently liberated Zinjili neighborhood in western Mosul, the civilians who are finally leaving now find themselves caught in the crossfire.

Iraqi forces advance from north ahead of ‘extremely violent’ fight

Monday, May. 29, 2017 | Shelly Kittleson, Contributor

As the Iraqi joint forces launched an operation to capture the last Islamic State-held enclave in Mosul, the fight is getting harder and putting civilians at risk.

Southern front lines stalled for weeks in west Mosul

Sunday, May. 14, 2017 | Shelly Kittleson, Contributor

Car bomb attacks have diminished as Iraqi forces are narrowing in on the remaining areas under Islamic State control in the city, but suicide bombers and snipers continue to claim victims among Iraqi forces holding defensive positions.

Why liberating Mosul won't lead to the end of IS

Wednesday, May. 10, 2017 | Shelly Kittleson, Contributor

Due to the wide remote area between Iraq and Syria, retaking Mosul will not mean an end to the Islamic State.

Chemical attacks and narrow streets complicate fight for Mosul’s Old City

Sunday, Apr. 23, 2017 | Shelly Kittleson, Contributor

The fight against the Islamic State in western Mosul has reached the level of door-to-door fighting, with many challenges and dangers regarding the safety of civilians and the use of chemical weapons by IS.

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Shelly Kittleson is a journalist specializing in the Middle East and Afghanistan. Her work has been published in several international, US and Italian media outlets.

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