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Sirte, the ISIS caliphate starts crumbling

The entries proposed feature the battle and defeat of Daesh in the
stronghold of Sirte, bringing relief for 80,000 inhabitants after a
7-month battle that left most of the town in rubble, where 711
Libyan fighters have been killed, 3,200 have been wounded and
1800 Daesh fighters are reported dead.
This battle has a strategic importance because of its tribal make-
up, proxim¬ity to the oil terminals and the South of Europe but
also because it is revealing sign of the crumbling of the so-called
caliphate and it clearly damages Daesh’s ability to show it is
expanding globally. It is represents the deprive of a foothold
outside Iraq and Syria, where the battle is still far from being over.

photographer focused on conflict zones and humanitarian crises

Awards The Wall Street Journal presented his candidacy for the Pulitzer Prize in 2010 and has been awarded by organizations such as World Press Photo, ( 3 ) Pictures of the Year ( POY ), NPPA, ( 4 ) International Photography Awards ( IPA ), ( 7 ) PX3, Bayeux Calvados-Normandy Award, ( 3 ) Moscow International Foto Awards, Lens Culture, ( 2 ) Days Japan International,Mika Yamamoto International Journalist Award,and the International Press Club. As a videographer he has a Rory Peck prize.