Ibrahim and his friends watching burning oil fields in Qayyarah - 2016
Ibrahim, Mustafa and Ibrahim have lived under IS for two years in Qayyarah. Ibrahim (to the right) wants to become a veterinarian when he is older. "Because we used to have cows and goats before and I loved taking care of them," he says.
Qayyarah was retaken from IS by Iraqi forces on 2 August 2016 and is declared as the base for future operations to retake the city of Mosul. IS has set fire to oil wells south of Mosul.
Photo: Wolfgang Gressmann/NRC