Civil defense force members and civilians walk through the destroyed ruins of West Mosul in order to recover the remains of two individuals in the Old City

Civil defense force members and civilians walk through the destroyed ruins of West Mosul in order to recover the remains of two individuals in the Old City

 Residents of the Old City return from visiting their destroyed homes, salvaging whatever they can but often coming back empty handed

Residents of the Old City return from visiting their destroyed homes, salvaging whatever they can but often coming back empty handed

 The body of 18 year old Nectar Wadala, killed 3 months earlier during the battle of Mosul, is exhumed from a temporary mass grave in the Old City as his father looks away and his brothers shield their eyes.  Nectar, along with approximately 30 other civilians were buried in  a small garden among the alleyways of Mosul’s Old City

The body of 18 year old Nectar Wadala, killed 3 months earlier during the battle of Mosul, is exhumed from a temporary mass grave in the Old City as his father looks away and his brothers shield their eyes. Nectar, along with approximately 30 other civilians were buried in a small garden among the alleyways of Mosul’s Old City

 The body of Nectar Wadala is carried by his brothers through the destroyed alleys of West Mosul’s Old City, scene of ISIS’s last stand during their battle with the Iraqi army

The body of Nectar Wadala is carried by his brothers through the destroyed alleys of West Mosul’s Old City, scene of ISIS’s last stand during their battle with the Iraqi army

 Civil defense force members prepare to make their way out of the Old City after recovering the remains of Noor Ganem and Nectar Wadala

Civil defense force members prepare to make their way out of the Old City after recovering the remains of Noor Ganem and Nectar Wadala

 The body of Nectar Wadala rests in the back of a pickup truck wrapped in a white sheet

The body of Nectar Wadala rests in the back of a pickup truck wrapped in a white sheet

 Two men look on as gravediggers prepare a plot for their younger brother Amjed Ali, 9, killed by an airstrike in West Mosul's Shifa neighborhood months earlier

Two men look on as gravediggers prepare a plot for their younger brother Amjed Ali, 9, killed by an airstrike in West Mosul's Shifa neighborhood months earlier