The young artist Safa al-Din al-Mashhadani worked secretly in his grandfather's house in Mosul when ISIS occupied the city. Now free of the group, Safa has brought his clay works out into the open to showcase them on the Iraqi street.
The 3,000-year-old Royal Ashurbanipal library in Mosul was one of the victims of the war and the fighting between the Islamic State and the Iraqi forces and Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF). Moslawi intellectuals call upon government and international organisations to rebuild the historic library.
The Idlib museum, whose collections rival those in Aleppo and Damascus, reopened last month, despite having lost an unknown number of its treasures to looters. With an attack on Idlib so near and so likely, many observers are afraid that the museum will be damaged much more.