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Civilians caught in Mosul crossfire

A boy injured in a mortar attack walks toward an ambulance after being treated by medics in a field clinic as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A boy injured in a mortar attack walks toward an ambulance after being treated by medics in a field clinic as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A boy injured in a mortar attack walks toward an ambulance after being treated by medics in a field clinic as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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A member of Iraqi security forces inspects the body of a displaced woman killed in the clashes, during the battle against Islamic State militants, at the district of al-Mamoun in Mosul. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

A member of Iraqi security forces inspects the body of a displaced woman killed in the clashes, during the battle against Islamic State militants, at the district of al-Mamoun in Mosul. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

A member of Iraqi security forces inspects the body of a displaced woman killed in the clashes, during the battle against Islamic State militants, at the district of al-Mamoun in Mosul. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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A woman injured in a mortar attack is treated by medics in a field clinic as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A woman injured in a mortar attack is treated by medics in a field clinic as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A woman injured in a mortar attack is treated by medics in a field clinic as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Displaced Iraqi people flee their homes, during the battle against Islamic State militants, at the district of al-Mamoun in Mosul. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Displaced Iraqi people flee their homes, during the battle against Islamic State militants, at the district of al-Mamoun in Mosul. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Displaced Iraqi people flee their homes, during the battle against Islamic State militants, at the district of al-Mamoun in Mosul. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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A displaced Iraqi girl reacts as she flees her home in Mamoun district as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A displaced Iraqi girl reacts as she flees her home in Mamoun district as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A displaced Iraqi girl reacts as she flees her home in Mamoun district as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Displaced Iraqis flee their homes in Mamoun district as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Displaced Iraqis flee their homes in Mamoun district as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Displaced Iraqis flee their homes in Mamoun district as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Displaced Iraqis flee their homes in Mamoun district as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Displaced Iraqis flee their homes in Mamoun district as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Displaced Iraqis flee their homes in Mamoun district as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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An Iraqi special forces soldier carries a woman injured during a battle between Iraqi forces and Islamic State fighters in Mosul. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

An Iraqi special forces soldier carries a woman injured during a battle between Iraqi forces and Islamic State fighters in Mosul. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

An Iraqi special forces soldier carries a woman injured during a battle between Iraqi forces and Islamic State fighters in Mosul. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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Wheelchairs abandoned in the desert by displaced Iraqis as they flee their homes, while Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Wheelchairs abandoned in the desert by displaced Iraqis as they flee their homes, while Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Wheelchairs abandoned in the desert by displaced Iraqis as they flee their homes, while Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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A boy injured during a battle between Iraqi troops and Islamic state fighters stand inside a house before he was rescued by Iraqi special forces in Mosul. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A boy injured during a battle between Iraqi troops and Islamic state fighters stand inside a house before he was rescued by Iraqi special forces in Mosul. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A boy injured during a battle between Iraqi troops and Islamic state fighters stand inside a house before he was rescued by Iraqi special forces in Mosul. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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People who are trying to escape from Mosul walk in front of an Islamic State fighter. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

People who are trying to escape from Mosul walk in front of an Islamic State fighter. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

People who are trying to escape from Mosul walk in front of an Islamic State fighter. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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Displaced Iraqis who just fled their homes wait to be transported, as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Displaced Iraqis who just fled their homes wait to be transported, as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Displaced Iraqis who just fled their homes wait to be transported, as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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A man injured in a mortar attack is treated by medics in a field clinic as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A man injured in a mortar attack is treated by medics in a field clinic as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A man injured in a mortar attack is treated by medics in a field clinic as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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A displaced Iraqi woman who just fled her home carries her injured daughter at a screening center, as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A displaced Iraqi woman who just fled her home carries her injured daughter at a screening center, as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A displaced Iraqi woman who just fled her home carries her injured daughter at a screening center, as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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A displaced Iraqi boy who just fled his home waits at a screening center to be transported to a refugee camp, as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A displaced Iraqi boy who just fled his home waits at a screening center to be transported to a refugee camp, as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A displaced Iraqi boy who just fled his home waits at a screening center to be transported to a refugee camp, as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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People who are trying to escape fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic State fighters cry on a street in Mosul. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

People who are trying to escape fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic State fighters cry on a street in Mosul. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

People who are trying to escape fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic State fighters cry on a street in Mosul. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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An Iraqi special forces member carries a displaced Iraqi woman, who just fled her home, at a screening center, as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

An Iraqi special forces member carries a displaced Iraqi woman, who just fled her home, at a screening center, as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

An Iraqi special forces member carries a displaced Iraqi woman, who just fled her home, at a screening center, as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Displaced Iraqis flee their homes in Mamoun district as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Displaced Iraqis flee their homes in Mamoun district as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Displaced Iraqis flee their homes in Mamoun district as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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A displaced Iraqi boy who just fled his home waits to be transported, as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A displaced Iraqi boy who just fled his home waits to be transported, as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A displaced Iraqi boy who just fled his home waits to be transported, as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Iraqi woman and children sit after they crossed from Islamic State fighters controlled part of Mosul to Iraqi troops controlled part of Mosul.

 REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Iraqi woman and children sit after they crossed from Islamic State fighters controlled part of Mosul to Iraqi troops controlled part of Mosul. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Iraqi woman and children sit after they crossed from Islamic State fighters controlled part of Mosul to Iraqi troops controlled part of Mosul. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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Displaced Iraqis flee their homes in Mamoun district as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Displaced Iraqis flee their homes in Mamoun district as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Displaced Iraqis flee their homes in Mamoun district as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Displaced Iraqi people flee their homes, during the battle against Islamic State militants, at the district of al-Mamoun in Mosul. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Displaced Iraqi people flee their homes, during the battle against Islamic State militants, at the district of al-Mamoun in Mosul. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Displaced Iraqi people flee their homes, during the battle against Islamic State militants, at the district of al-Mamoun in Mosul. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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A displaced Iraqi woman fleeing her home, carries her baby during the battle against Islamic State militants, at the district of al-Mamoun in Mosul. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

A displaced Iraqi woman fleeing her home, carries her baby during the battle against Islamic State militants, at the district of al-Mamoun in Mosul. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

A displaced Iraqi woman fleeing her home, carries her baby during the battle against Islamic State militants, at the district of al-Mamoun in Mosul. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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Fares Ali, 57, a displaced Iraqi who said he was injured by a car bomb, flees his home as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Fares Ali, 57, a displaced Iraqi who said he was injured by a car bomb, flees his home as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Fares Ali, 57, a displaced Iraqi who said he was injured by a car bomb, flees his home as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Displaced Iraqi people flee their homes, during the battle against Islamic State militants, at the district of al-Mamoun in Mosul. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Displaced Iraqi people flee their homes, during the battle against Islamic State militants, at the district of al-Mamoun in Mosul. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Displaced Iraqi people flee their homes, during the battle against Islamic State militants, at the district of al-Mamoun in Mosul. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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A displaced Iraqi, who fled her home, look for a safe area in Mosul. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

A displaced Iraqi, who fled her home, look for a safe area in Mosul. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

A displaced Iraqi, who fled her home, look for a safe area in Mosul. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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A man who is trying to escape fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic State fighters reacts on a street in Mosul. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A man who is trying to escape fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic State fighters reacts on a street in Mosul. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A man who is trying to escape fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic State fighters reacts on a street in Mosul. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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A displaced Iraqi men who just fled his home sits with his son as he waits to be transported, while Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A displaced Iraqi men who just fled his home sits with his son as he waits to be transported, while Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A displaced Iraqi men who just fled his home sits with his son as he waits to be transported, while Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Displaced Iraqis flee their homes in Mamoun district as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Displaced Iraqis flee their homes in Mamoun district as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Displaced Iraqis flee their homes in Mamoun district as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Displaced Iraqis flee their homes as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Displaced Iraqis flee their homes as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Displaced Iraqis flee their homes as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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