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Assault on final Islamic State enclave in Mosul

An Iraqi Federal Police member fires an RPG towards Islamic State militants during a battle in western Mosul. 


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An Iraqi Federal Police member fires an RPG towards Islamic State militants during a battle in western Mosul. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

An Iraqi Federal Police member fires an RPG towards Islamic State militants during a battle in western Mosul. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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A black jihadist flag hangs from Mosul's Al-Habda minaret at the Grand Mosque, where Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared his caliphate back in 2014, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A black jihadist flag hangs from Mosul's Al-Habda minaret at the Grand Mosque, where Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared his caliphate back in 2014, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A black jihadist flag hangs from Mosul's Al-Habda minaret at the Grand Mosque, where Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared his caliphate back in 2014, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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A member of Iraqi rapid response forces rests in a house used as outpost during clashes with Islamic State fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A member of Iraqi rapid response forces rests in a house used as outpost during clashes with Islamic State fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A member of Iraqi rapid response forces rests in a house used as outpost during clashes with Islamic State fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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A view of a part of western Mosul. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A view of a part of western Mosul. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A view of a part of western Mosul. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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A member of the Iraqi Federal Police walks inside a building at the frontline in western Mosul. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A member of the Iraqi Federal Police walks inside a building at the frontline in western Mosul. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A member of the Iraqi Federal Police walks inside a building at the frontline in western Mosul. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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A member of the Iraqi Federal Police fires against Islamic State positions at the frontline in western Mosul. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A member of the Iraqi Federal Police fires against Islamic State positions at the frontline in western Mosul. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A member of the Iraqi Federal Police fires against Islamic State positions at the frontline in western Mosul. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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Displaced Iraqi people who fled homes during a fight between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants in al-Zanjili neighborhood, north of Old City district of Mosul. 

REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Displaced Iraqi people who fled homes during a fight between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants in al-Zanjili neighborhood, north of Old City district of Mosul. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Displaced Iraqi people who fled homes during a fight between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants in al-Zanjili neighborhood, north of Old City district of Mosul. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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A man holds the hand of an elderly woman as they flee from clashes in western Mosul. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A man holds the hand of an elderly woman as they flee from clashes in western Mosul. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A man holds the hand of an elderly woman as they flee from clashes in western Mosul. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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A member of the Iraqi Federal Police exits an armoured vehicle at the frontline in western Mosul. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A member of the Iraqi Federal Police exits an armoured vehicle at the frontline in western Mosul. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A member of the Iraqi Federal Police exits an armoured vehicle at the frontline in western Mosul. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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A member of the Iraqi rapid response forces fire mortar shells towards Islamic State militants during a battle with Islamic State militants in al-Zanjili neighbourhood, north of the Old City district of Mosul. 

REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

A member of the Iraqi rapid response forces fire mortar shells towards Islamic State militants during a battle with Islamic State militants in al-Zanjili neighbourhood, north of the Old City district of Mosul. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

A member of the Iraqi rapid response forces fire mortar shells towards Islamic State militants during a battle with Islamic State militants in al-Zanjili neighbourhood, north of the Old City district of Mosul. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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A member of the Iraqi Federal Police speaks on the phone at an outpost at the frontline in western Mosul. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A member of the Iraqi Federal Police speaks on the phone at an outpost at the frontline in western Mosul. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A member of the Iraqi Federal Police speaks on the phone at an outpost at the frontline in western Mosul. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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A helicopter of the Iraqi Army fires against Islamic State positions in western Mosul. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A helicopter of the Iraqi Army fires against Islamic State positions in western Mosul. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A helicopter of the Iraqi Army fires against Islamic State positions in western Mosul. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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A displaced Iraqi woman who fled her home holds her baby during a fight between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants in al-Zanjili neighbourhood, north of the Old City district of Mosul. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

A displaced Iraqi woman who fled her home holds her baby during a fight between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants in al-Zanjili neighbourhood, north of the Old City district of Mosul. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

A displaced Iraqi woman who fled her home holds her baby during a fight between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants in al-Zanjili neighbourhood, north of the Old City district of Mosul. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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A member of the Iraqi rapid response forces rests during clashes with Islamic State fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A member of the Iraqi rapid response forces rests during clashes with Islamic State fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A member of the Iraqi rapid response forces rests during clashes with Islamic State fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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Members of the Iraqi Federal Police are seen on an armoured vehicle during clashes with Islamic State fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Members of the Iraqi Federal Police are seen on an armoured vehicle during clashes with Islamic State fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Members of the Iraqi Federal Police are seen on an armoured vehicle during clashes with Islamic State fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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A member of Iraqi rapid response forces prepares to grab a mortar shell in a house used as outpost during clashes with Islamic State fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A member of Iraqi rapid response forces prepares to grab a mortar shell in a house used as outpost during clashes with Islamic State fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A member of Iraqi rapid response forces prepares to grab a mortar shell in a house used as outpost during clashes with Islamic State fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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A member of the Iraqi Federal Police signals towards an armoured vehicle to seize firing towards Islamic State positions at the frontline in western Mosul. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A member of the Iraqi Federal Police signals towards an armoured vehicle to seize firing towards Islamic State positions at the frontline in western Mosul. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A member of the Iraqi Federal Police signals towards an armoured vehicle to seize firing towards Islamic State positions at the frontline in western Mosul. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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Displaced Iraqi people who fled homes during a fight between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants are seen in al-Zanjili neighbourhood, north of Old City district of Mosul. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Displaced Iraqi people who fled homes during a fight between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants are seen in al-Zanjili neighbourhood, north of Old City district of Mosul. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Displaced Iraqi people who fled homes during a fight between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants are seen in al-Zanjili neighbourhood, north of Old City district of Mosul. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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A member of Iraqi rapid response forces prepares to reach the frontline during clashes with Islamic State fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A member of Iraqi rapid response forces prepares to reach the frontline during clashes with Islamic State fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A member of Iraqi rapid response forces prepares to reach the frontline during clashes with Islamic State fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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A member of the Iraqi Federal Police carries ammunition in his backpack during clashes with Islamic State fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A member of the Iraqi Federal Police carries ammunition in his backpack during clashes with Islamic State fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A member of the Iraqi Federal Police carries ammunition in his backpack during clashes with Islamic State fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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An Iraqi flag flutters on an armoured vehicle of the Iraqi Federal Police at the frontline in western Mosul. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

An Iraqi flag flutters on an armoured vehicle of the Iraqi Federal Police at the frontline in western Mosul. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

An Iraqi flag flutters on an armoured vehicle of the Iraqi Federal Police at the frontline in western Mosul. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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A displaced Iraqi woman who fled her home walks next to a military vehicle during a fight between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants in al-Zanjili neighborhood, north of the Old City district of Mosul. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

A displaced Iraqi woman who fled her home walks next to a military vehicle during a fight between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants in al-Zanjili neighborhood, north of the Old City district of Mosul. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

A displaced Iraqi woman who fled her home walks next to a military vehicle during a fight between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants in al-Zanjili neighborhood, north of the Old City district of Mosul. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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Smoke rises from clashes during a battle between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants in western Mosul. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Smoke rises from clashes during a battle between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants in western Mosul. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Smoke rises from clashes during a battle between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants in western Mosul. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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