Omar Mohammed, better known under the pseudonym Mosul Eye, is a history student who wrote on his blog about the atrocities of the Islamic State in the Iraqi city of Mosul. For almost two years, he secretly documented life in his city, talking to people on the streets, to shopkeepers and to ISIS soldiers, witnessing public executions and everyday violence. He informed the world how extremism was changing the face of Mosul, writing its present, erasing its past and putting at risk the future of all its inhabitants. No one, not even his mother, knew what Omar was doing. If he had been caught, he would have been executed. In 2015, he left Iraq and, passing through Turkey, fled to Europe where he is today and from where he continues his work of historical reconstruction following the liberation of Mosul.

In November 2017 he revealed his identity publicly for the first time in an interview with The Associated Press, in which he renewed his commitment to help rebuild his city.

Interviewing Omar Mohammed will be Corrado Formigli, who closely followed the battle to free Mosul.


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