Adnan R. Khan


Adnan R. Khan has been on the ground for Maclean's in some of the world's most unfriendly places, from Pakistan to Iraq, writing about conflict, politics, society, and the occasional vacationing tips in Afghanistan. He claims to be based in a small cabin somewhere on Turkey's Mediterranean coast though no one can definitively prove it.

Mosul, Iraq   Iraqi army soldiers celebrate the defeat of ISIS in east Mosul. (Photograph by Adnan Khan)
Kirkuk, Iraq  Mustafa Sofyan and Rosol Abd al Karim in Kirkuk's amusement park, the first time they have been able to be together in more than a year.  The Islamic State nearly destroyed their hopes for a life together but their defeat in eastern Mosul is raising hopes for them as well as many lovers in Iraq's liberated territories.
Young boys watch on as firefighters work to extinguish an oil well set on fire by fleeing ISIS members on November 9, 2016 in Al Qayyarah, Iraq. Many families have begun returning to their homes in recently liberated towns south of Mosul. Oil wells in the area that were set on fire by ISIS continue to burn blanketing the area in think clouds of smoke and oil.  (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
Nuns from the Syriac Catholic Dominican Sisters of Saint Catherine of Sienna visit churches in the  predominantly Christian town of Qaraqosh for the first time in more than two years. Islamic State has wreaked havoc in towns and villages during its retreat in northern Iraq. (Photograph by Adnan R. Khan)