RFE/RL Correspondent Injured On Front Lines In Iraq
Rasool Mahmood, a freelance reporter for RFE/RL's Radio Farda, was seriously injured during fighting in Bashiqa, northern Iraq, on October 20. He was accompanying Kurdish Peshmerga forces as they advanced on Mosul, a stronghold of the Islamic State militant group. Mahmood's injuries include a broken arm, a broken nose, and a badly damaged eye. His photos, taken shortly before the attack, show the continuing offensive against Islamic State fighters.