For Mohammed Saleh Ahmad and his family, returning to Mosul after more than a year away was bittersweet.
He was happy to return to a semblance of his old life, but leaving behind the friends he'd made in the refugee camp where he'd lived for a year weighed on him.
Though Islamic State was defeated, the western half of the city, where Mohammed grew up, was largely flattened. Seeing it for the first time, Mohammed was shocked by the what it's become.
"I hardly recognise anything anymore," Mohammed said as he walked around with his older brother Ahmed.