During their search, the rescuers found two children crawling amid the rubble – with one of them eating scraps of raw meat in a bid to stay alive.
Another of the toddlers, a young girl named Amina, was found by soldiers when they heard her cries coming from beneath wreckage.
She told the men that her parents were both ‘martyrs’ and were likely killed in a suicide bomb attack.
These astonishing images reveal that while Mosul may now have been liberated from ISIS, the scars will forever remain on a city that has been torn to pieces by the evil ideology of terror.
A tiny boy was found by Iraqi Army soldiers eating raw meat amid the rubble of Western Mosul. The young child is pictured being carried to safety by soldiers
The boy’s rescuers killed an Islamic State soldier who was posted nearby before taking the youngster to safety. He was given emergency medical care at a stabilisation centre by Iraqi Army medics
The child – who is pictured wrapped in a foil blanket to preserve his body heat – was believed to be from abroad because medics could not understand his language
The youngster’s emaciated body is seen covered with wounds and dirt from where he crawled through the rubble surrounded by dangerous sniper fire and grenades
He was found amid the ruins of Western Mosul’s Old City where ISIS fighters are using tunnels to continue the fierce conflict
Another little girl named Amina was found by Iraqi Army soldiers when they heard her cries from the rubble
Like the other toddler, she was believed to be from abroad and appeared to speak Russian
When paramedics asked where her father and mother were she said they were martyrs – thought to have been killed in a suicide attack
The girl was given emergency medical care in a bid to revive her by Iraqi Army medics
The astonishing images reveal that while Mosul may now have been liberated from ISIS, the scars will forever remain on a city that has been torn to pieces by the evil ideology of terror
The battle with ISIS continues in a small part of West Mosul even though it was declared liberated days ago
Injuries from suicide bombers, grenades and snipers continue as ISIS fighters use tunnels to advance the fierce conflict