Into West Mosul
May 4, 2017
The assault on Western Mosul kicked off this morning.
This wounded Iraqi soldier waits for a medevac while pinned down by sniper fire.
Just this morning more than a dozen soldiers have been wounded by ISIS defenders. The army is still pushing forward.
As I write this from cover during a lull in the fighting, I can see hundreds of women and children moving to safety. It's sobering and quite moving.
These men are paying the sacrifice for the freedom of their oppressed countrymen.