Kurdish Peshmerga forces inspect an abandoned house on the outskirts of Mosul, Iraq, in October. Kurdish forces are part of the Iraqi-led coalition to reclaim Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, from the ISIS militant group.
A tunnel is seen inside this house that was abandoned by ISIS during the offensive. Photographer Magnus Wennman was embedded with Kurdish Peshmerga forces as they recaptured areas on the outskirts of Mosul.
Wennman was guided past hundreds of booby traps and improvised explosive devices to homes that had housed ISIS fighters and a huge collection of bomb-making equipment.
Ahmed Abdal Gafoor's house had been under the control of ISIS for two years.
"Everything was pretty much destroyed because of the battle the day before," Wennman said of the villages he visited.
A bathroom inside one of the abandoned houses.
A toothbrush is lodged inside the crack of a wall.
"In my opinion," Wennman said, "the people who were living there didn't really prepare for a life there. ... It seemed that the people who had lived there were just preparing for war."
The plight of the Iraqi people "is probably the worst situation I've seen," Wennman said.
"There is no filter, no one can feel safe, and there are no safe areas," Wennman said of the situation in Iraq.
A small clock still hangs on the wall of an abandoned house on the outskirts of Mosul.
Inside one abandoned home's kitchen.
A deflated soccer ball sits in a corner.
Blankets line a floor in one damaged home.
Handprints are seen on a wall.