My documentary Two Steps To Death (Kaksi askelta kuolemaan) covering the first days of the operation to drive ISIS out from Kurdistan and the work of the EOD team Fire Force clearing the explosives as ISIS withdraws is premiering at YLE1 tonight at 22.00. Thanks to producer Ari Lehikoinen once again for working his ass off...
Photoessay on EOD team Fire Force in Kurdistan out in Vasabladet and Österbottens Tidning in Finland today.
The Kurdish Fire Force EOD team is the first to enter the village Tis Kherab, close to Bashiqa, after ISIS has been pushed out. Read the photoessay in Svenska Dagbladet newspaper.
Last week the village of Fazilia, close to Bashiqa, was liberated. Many of the villages around are empty from civilians but Fazilia was still filled with people who refused to leave their homes which made the enetering more difficult and time consuming to avoid civilian casualties. See the images at Helsingin Sanomat news paper.
Helsingin Sanomat news paper will tomorrow publish my photoessay from the first line on the eastern front of Operation Bashiqa. The operation is a part of the Mosul offensive. Get a Helsingin Sanomat from the news stand or follow the web.
Children of The Revolution is a story about the Kurdish Guerilla, PKK in the mountains of Qandil by the border of Iraq and Iran. Helsingin Sanomat.
Reportage on Scandinavian Battalion formed in Kurdistan under Peshmerga published in Hufvudstadsbladet.
I am back in Northern Iraq coverig the ongoing conflict between the Kurdish community and DAESH. The frontline slowly tightens araund Mosul but it will still take time before the retake of it is reality. Many small villages will have to be cleared out before that. Into The Dark is a story about two boys...
The third part of the Battle of Sinjar is released today in Helsingin Sanomat newspaper. This part is about PKK and the womens section YJA STAR.
Today you can read in Helsingin Sanomat the second part of the reportage “The Battle of Sinjar”. The soldiers have gone home for vacation and are catching up with their friends and families. Read it HERE (in Finnish only)
The Kurdish coalition have occupied 15% of Sinjar which was taken over be ISIS in August last year. The battle continues in the hope of in the future free the city and cut the support lines for ISIS between Ragga and Mosul. The photo reportage is now out in the Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat. Bewar...
Helsingin Sanomat newspaper is publishing my second photoessay on the current situation in Northern Iraq, the ISIS front and the Yazidi refugee situation. HERE you can check it out.