Mosul’s morgue men sought glimmer of humanity amid atrocity
The morgue men of Mosul found ways large and small to defy their captors by honoring the dead as best they could
By: AP | Mosul | Published: December 23, 2017 2:57 pm
Airstrikes target Islamic State positions on the edge of the Old City. (AP Photo/File)
The morgue in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul was where atrocity met bureaucracy. Here was the processing point for the victims of the machine of butchery that the Islamic State group created during nearly three years of rule in large parts of Iraq and Syria. Every day, the doctors and staff witnessed the worst of what the militants were capable of inflicting on human beings, constantly fearing they could be next.
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