- Senior International Correspondent: Arwa Damon
- Photojournalist and Editor: Brice Lainé
- Producers: Hamdi Alkhshali and Tim Lister
In November 2016, CNN’s Arwa Damon and Brice Lainé entered eastern Mosul with Iraqi security forces. Their convoy soon came under attack by ISIS fighters. Arwa and her producer, Hamdi, who was back behind the front line, relied on an old cellphone to keep in touch. The group was under siege for 28 hours.
November 4 2016
with Iraqi counter-terrorism unit
Two months later, Arwa and Brice returned to the scene to track down the soldiers and families they met in those terrifying hours, to find out about the continuing threat posed by ISIS and to witness the humanity that thrives in Mosul, despite everything.