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The Golden Division fight against the Islamic State organisation

Photo by

Laurent Van der STOCKT

Le Monde 

​イラクの対テロ軍とISとの攻防

 

ローレン・ファン・デル・ストック/ル・モンド

Major Salam Hussein, leading Isof 1 and 3 (Iraqi Special Operation Forces, Golden Division), now truly admired in Iraq for his courage and dedication to the population, during a fire fight between IS snipers and his men, put at cover civilians who just escape from the IS controled area .At the dawn, the two brigades left their rear base of Basakhrah to attack Tarbazawah, a village North of Bartella occupied by IS, to continue their advance toward Mosul.Approaching Bartella, bombed by airplanes of the coalition, the Major Salam orders a deployment of the vehicles of the convoy to counter the snipers and RPG  from positions of IS. In the early morning of that day, intelligence services had indicated that to the Major Salam Hussein children and adults could try to approach them asking for protection while being kamikaze with explosive belts. The head of the convoy, which has just entered Tarbazawah, nevertheless lets approach men, women and children, who were under shelling and shootings since the dawn, to put them under cover while shootings of machine-guns were ceaseless to counter the IS snipers. Basakhrah to Tarbazawah, Suburbs of Mosul, Iraq, October 24, 2016.

モスル奪還作戦が1週間目に入った日の明け方、サラム・フセイン少佐はイラク軍特殊部隊を指揮し、モスル近くのIS占領地区の小さな村に入ろうとしていた。そのとき同盟軍の空爆が起きた。応戦するISの爆弾を避けるため、少佐は車両でバリケードを作らせた。そこに村人が子どもたちと白旗を掲げて助けを求めてきた。しかしその前に「村人という者が子連れで来たらそれは腰に爆弾を巻いた自爆者かもしれない」と通報が入っていた。少佐は部下の制止を振り切って彼らを安全な場所に避難させた。2016/10/24、モスル郊外

村人たちは救助され、自爆者らしき者はいなかった。戦場にあってこのような行動をとったフセイン少佐の勇気と、村人への思いやりは、その後、高く評価された。2016/10/24、モスル郊外

The machine-gunner of the Anbar Province Police forces, who joined the Golden Division on his advance to Fallujah.  (The 5th of June, the Golden Division entered the first houses of Fallujah, those of the south part of the city. On the 23rd of May, the Special Forces began the offensive against Fallujah, real matrix of the Islamic State Organization. During this two weeks progression through the villages of the Anbar desert that surround the former stronghold of the Sunnite insurrection, the Golden Division had to deal with a minefield full of tunnels, car bombs and suicidal attacks.So far, its enemy has been unconventional and invisible. On the 400 men of the 4 battalions engaged on the two weeks old advance, 9 died and 30 were wounded ). FALLUJAH, IRAQ, The 5th of JUNE 2016.

警察軍から特殊部隊に加わった、機関銃の射手の男性。イラク軍特殊部隊はファルージャに攻撃を仕掛けた。ISはこの地にトンネルを張り巡らし、無数の地雷を埋め、自動車を使った自爆攻撃などを仕掛けてきた。2016/6/5、ファルージャ

Two armoured bulldozers are at the head of the convoy of the Golden Division on his advance toward Fallujah to clear the mines. A mine explode on the blade of one of them. It happens few times a day. FALLUJAH, IRAQ, The 5th of JUNE 2016.

ファルージャで特殊部隊の装甲車2台が地雷除去のために見回りをしていた時、地雷が爆発した。このようなことは日に何度かあった。2週間の攻撃に400名の兵士が参戦し、うち9名が死亡、30名が負傷した。2016/6/5、ファルージャ

Civilians are coming with white flags to the head of  the convoy of the Iraqis Special Operations Forces (Golden Division) who just enter the city.Bazwaya, Irak. October 31th, 2016                                                

バズワヤの町に入った特殊部隊の装甲車の前に、白い旗を持って出てきた市民たち。2016/10/31、バズワヤ

Civilians of the districts taken from IS by the Golden Division are waiting to be evacuated toward camps during the combats. Gogjiali district, Mosul, Iraq, November 6 2016

IS特殊部隊が奪還したモスルのゴグジャリ地区で、キャンプに避難するため待つ市民たち。2016/11/6、ゴグシャリ、モスル

Fighters of Isof 1 (Iraqi Special Operation Forces, Golden division) are sent to search houses from where a IS sniper is shooting at the head of their convoy. Isof 1 et Isof 3 are advancing in Saddam, a eastern district of Mosul. The bulldozer is opening their way between houses and id used to build road blocks to stop IS car bombs. Saddam district, Mosul, Iraq, November 6, 2016.

モスルのサダム地区で、装甲車を銃撃した狙撃兵がいたとみられる家々を偵察する特殊部隊の兵士たち。2016/11/6、サダム地区、モスル

A fighter of Isof 1 (Golden Division, Iraqi Special Operation Forces) looks for IS presence in administration buildings and search booby-trapped houses in the suburb of Bazwayah. Many of the buildings were fighters positions of IS, connected to each others by kilometers of tunnels, in fact trenches dug  with scoops closed by sheet steels covered with earth, leading from Bartella to the suburb of Mosul.

Isof 1 and 3 , commanded by the Major Salam Hussein, left Tarbazawah to attack Bazwayah on their advance toward Mosul, still under the control of IS. Suburbs of Bazwayah, Iraq, October 26th, 2016

特殊部隊の兵士たちが、建物のなかをISの兵士や仕掛け爆弾を探している。これらの建物はISの拠点で、何キロメートルものトンネルで、ほかの拠点へとつながっている。2016/10/26、バズワヤ郊外

An woman of Cogiali is pointing to iraqi special forces a house recently occupied by IS fighters.During their advance in Mosul, the Iraqis Special Operations Forces (Isof 1, Golden Division, CTS) are searching houses of Cogjali, a eastern district of Mosul, looking for IS members, equipment and evidences.Young and adult men are quickly interviewed.Most of the time, civilians feel insecure while fighters of isof, still under the threat of snipers and car bombs, feel being in hostile territory. Mosul, Iraq, November 2, 2016

戦闘の激しいモスル東部で、最近ISに占領された家を指で示して特殊部隊に知らせる女性。彼らは市内を進軍しながら、ISの痕跡がないか家々を調べてまわり、若者や成人男性には片っ端から尋問した。2016/11/2、モスル

A young girl,  inhabitant of Cogjiali, is panicking while Iraqi Special Operations Forces (Isof 1,Golden Division, CTS) are entering in the courtyard of her house of the eastern district of Mosul, looking for IS members, equipment and evidences. Her grandfather was shot by mistake few minutes before on the top of the roof. The Iraqis Special Operations Forces (Isof 1, Golden Division, ISF) are searching houses of Cogjali, a eastern district of Mosul. Young and adult men are quickly interviewed. Most of the time, civilians feel insecure while fighters of isof, still under the threat of snipers and car bombs, feel being in hostile territory. Mosul, Iraq, November 2, 2016

モスル東部でISの兵士を探すために銃を構えて家の中に入ろうとする特殊部隊に、恐れおののく少女。この数分前、彼女の祖父が屋根にいたところを誤って射殺された。市民は特殊部隊を怖がっていた。2016/11/2、モスル

A young girl,  inhabitant of Cogjiali, is panicking while Iraqi Special Operations Forces (Isof 1,Golden Division, CTS) are entering in the courtyard of her house of the eastern district of Mosul, looking for IS members, equipment and evidences. Her grandfather was shot by mistake few minutes before on the top of the roof. The Iraqis Special Operations Forces (Isof 1, Golden Division, ISF) are searching houses of Cogjali, a eastern district of Mosul. Young and adult men are quickly interviewed.Most of the time, civilians feel insecure while fighters of isof, still under the threat of snipers and car bombs, feel being in hostile territory. Mosul, Iraq, November 2, 2016

ISの兵士がいないか、その痕跡はないかと、中庭にまで入ってきた特殊部隊を恐れ泣き叫ぶ少女。2016/11/2、モスル

Isof 1 et Isof 3  (Iraqi Special Operation Forces, Golden division), are taking positions on roofs to neutralize IS snipers, with the help, of coalition air strikes, to continue to advance in Saddam, a eastern district of Mosul still under control of IS fighters. Saddam district, Mosul,  Iraq, November 9, 2016

ISが占領するモスルのサダム地区で、屋上にのぼってISの狙撃兵たちを一掃しようとする特殊部隊の兵士。連合軍も空爆して、彼らに加勢する。2016/11/9、サダム地区、モスル

Citizens of Mosul are fleeing their house during fire fights between iraq special forces ans IS fighters. Isof 1 et Isof 3 (Iraqi Special Operation Forces, Golden division), with the help of coalition air strikes, are advancing in Saddam, a eastern district of Mosul still under control of IS fighters. Saddam district, Mosul, Iraq, November 9,  2016

ISと特殊部隊の戦いから逃れ、家から路上に出て途方にくれる市民たち。2016/11/9、サダム地区、モスル

A fighter of Isof 1 (Iraqi Special Operation Forces, Golden division) came in a trench to search IS fighters bodies killed few minutes ago while they where shooting at his brigade.  Isof 1 engage fire with 4 Daesh fighters who were shooting at them. After being encircle and continue to fight, they died from grenades dropped in their trench. The Iraqis Special Operations Forces (Isof 1, Golden Division, ISF) are looking for IS elements, equipment and evidences after they entered Cogjali, a eastern district of Mosul. Mosul, Iraq, November 2, 2016

モスル市内で特殊部隊の兵士が塹壕に入り、数分前に殺されたIS兵の死体の数を調べる。彼の部隊は4人のISの兵士と撃ち合いをして、最終的には塹壕に手榴弾を投げ込んで、全員を殺害した。2016/11/2、モスル、イラク

Many civilians are going out of their house to watch the armored Humvees of the Golden Division circulating in their streets. Many of them show their enjoyment on their passage. The Iraqis Special Operations Forces ( Isof 1, Golden Division) fought and took control of the Saddam district where members of the Islamic State where still resisting the day before. Saddam district, Mosul, Iraq, November 10, 2016

前日までISの兵士が抵抗していたモスルのサダム地区を、特殊部隊の装甲車数台が走り、人々は家から出てきて、手を振ったり歓声をあげたりして喜んでいる。2016/11/10、モスル、イラク