Khaled Ahmed’s Mosul flat is at the centre of a fight that is inching ever closer to where it all began for Islamic State
Standing at his window as bullets flashed by, Khaled Ahmed pointed at the filthy alley below and spoke about the last time he saw Islamic State fighters, just over a week ago.
“There were four of them, no more than 12 years old,” he said, pulling back a tattered curtain in his central Mosul flat. “The rifles on their back scraped the ground when they walked. They were all scared.”