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Escape from Islamic State

Displaced Iraqi women who just fled their home rest in the desert as they wait to be transported while Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants in western Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Displaced Iraqi women who just fled their home rest in the desert as they wait to be transported while Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants in western Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Displaced Iraqi women who just fled their home rest in the desert as they wait to be transported while Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants in western Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Displaced Iraqis flee their homes as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Displaced Iraqis flee their homes as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Displaced Iraqis flee their homes as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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Displaced Iraqis flee their homes as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in the district of Maamoun in western Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Displaced Iraqis flee their homes as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in the district of Maamoun in western Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Displaced Iraqis flee their homes as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in the district of Maamoun in western Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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Iraqi security forces help a displaced Iraqi woman flee her home as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants in western Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Iraqi security forces help a displaced Iraqi woman flee her home as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants in western Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Iraqi security forces help a displaced Iraqi woman flee her home as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants in western Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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A displaced Iraqi girl who just fled her home waits to be transported while Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants in western Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A displaced Iraqi girl who just fled her home waits to be transported while Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants in western Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A displaced Iraqi girl who just fled her home waits to be transported while Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants in western Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Displaced Iraqis who just fled their home arrive at a special forces base as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants in western Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Displaced Iraqis who just fled their home arrive at a special forces base as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants in western Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Displaced Iraqis who just fled their home arrive at a special forces base as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants in western Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Iraqi soldiers help displaced Iraqis flee their homes as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Iraqi soldiers help displaced Iraqis flee their homes as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Iraqi soldiers help displaced Iraqis flee their homes as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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A displaced Iraqi woman who just fled her home holds a baby as she arrive at special forces base as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants in western Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A displaced Iraqi woman who just fled her home holds a baby as she arrive at special forces base as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants in western Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A displaced Iraqi woman who just fled her home holds a baby as she arrive at special forces base as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants in western Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Iraqi security forces members help civilians as they flee the violence in western Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Iraqi security forces members help civilians as they flee the violence in western Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Iraqi security forces members help civilians as they flee the violence in western Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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A displaced Iraqi girl,who fled a village controlled by Islamic State militants, poses for a picture at the refugee camp in Hammam Ali, south of Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

A displaced Iraqi girl,who fled a village controlled by Islamic State militants, poses for a picture at the refugee camp in Hammam Ali, south of Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

A displaced Iraqi girl,who fled a village controlled by Islamic State militants, poses for a picture at the refugee camp in Hammam Ali, south of Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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A boy who just fled a village controlled by Islamic State fighters cries as he sits with his family inside a bus before heading to the camp at Hammam Ali south of Mosul. 


REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A boy who just fled a village controlled by Islamic State fighters cries as he sits with his family inside a bus before heading to the camp at Hammam Ali south of Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A boy who just fled a village controlled by Islamic State fighters cries as he sits with his family inside a bus before heading to the camp at Hammam Ali south of Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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A woman, who just fled a village controled by Islamic State militants, is pictured before heading to a camp at Hammam Ali, south of Mosul, Iraq.


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A woman, who just fled a village controled by Islamic State militants, is pictured before heading to a camp at Hammam Ali, south of Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A woman, who just fled a village controled by Islamic State militants, is pictured before heading to a camp at Hammam Ali, south of Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Member of the Iraqi security forces carries a girl, who just fled with her family a village controlled by Islamic State fighters, as they arrive in Albu Saif, a village recently retaken by Iraqi military forces, south of Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Member of the Iraqi security forces carries a girl, who just fled with her family a village controlled by Islamic State fighters, as they arrive in Albu Saif, a village recently retaken by Iraqi military forces, south of Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Member of the Iraqi security forces carries a girl, who just fled with her family a village controlled by Islamic State fighters, as they arrive in Albu Saif, a village recently retaken by Iraqi military forces, south of Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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People who just fled the village controled by Islamic State fighters are pictured as they sit in the bus before heading to the camp at Hammam Ali south of Mosul.


REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

People who just fled the village controled by Islamic State fighters are pictured as they sit in the bus before heading to the camp at Hammam Ali south of Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

People who just fled the village controled by Islamic State fighters are pictured as they sit in the bus before heading to the camp at Hammam Ali south of Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Member of the Iraqi security forces carries a girl, who just fled with her family a village controlled by Islamic State fighters, as they arrive in Albu Saif, a village recently retaken by Iraqi military forces, south of Mosul. 


REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Member of the Iraqi security forces carries a girl, who just fled with her family a village controlled by Islamic State fighters, as they arrive in Albu Saif, a village recently retaken by Iraqi military forces, south of Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra...more

Member of the Iraqi security forces carries a girl, who just fled with her family a village controlled by Islamic State fighters, as they arrive in Albu Saif, a village recently retaken by Iraqi military forces, south of Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Members of the Iraqi security forces help a man, who just fled a village controlled by Islamic State fighters, as he arrives in Albu Saif, a village recently retaken by Iraqi military forces, south of Mosul. 

REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Members of the Iraqi security forces help a man, who just fled a village controlled by Islamic State fighters, as he arrives in Albu Saif, a village recently retaken by Iraqi military forces, south of Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Members of the Iraqi security forces help a man, who just fled a village controlled by Islamic State fighters, as he arrives in Albu Saif, a village recently retaken by Iraqi military forces, south of Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Displaced Iraqi children, who fled the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul with their families, play at Khazer camp. 


REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Displaced Iraqi children, who fled the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul with their families, play at Khazer camp. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Displaced Iraqi children, who fled the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul with their families, play at Khazer camp. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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A displaced child who fled the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul with her family plays at Khazer camp. 

REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

A displaced child who fled the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul with her family plays at Khazer camp. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

A displaced child who fled the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul with her family plays at Khazer camp. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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Displaced Iraqi children who fled the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul with their families play at Khazer camp. 

REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Displaced Iraqi children who fled the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul with their families play at Khazer camp. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Displaced Iraqi children who fled the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul with their families play at Khazer camp. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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Displaced Iraqis who fled the Islamic State stronghold receive humanitarian aid supplies at Hassan Sham camp, east of Mosul. 


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Displaced Iraqis who fled the Islamic State stronghold receive humanitarian aid supplies at Hassan Sham camp, east of Mosul. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Displaced Iraqis who fled the Islamic State stronghold receive humanitarian aid supplies at Hassan Sham camp, east of Mosul. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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