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Iraqi forces advance deeper into Mosul

Members of the rapid response forces fire a heavy machine gun during a battle with Islamic State militants in west Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Members of the rapid response forces fire a heavy machine gun during a battle with Islamic State militants in west Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Members of the rapid response forces fire a heavy machine gun during a battle with Islamic State militants in west Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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An Iraqi Special Forces soldier moves through a hole as he searches for Islamic State fighters in Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

An Iraqi Special Forces soldier moves through a hole as he searches for Islamic State fighters in Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

An Iraqi Special Forces soldier moves through a hole as he searches for Islamic State fighters in Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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Members of the rapid response forces help their injured comrade during a battle with Islamic State militants in west Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Members of the rapid response forces help their injured comrade during a battle with Islamic State militants in west Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Members of the rapid response forces help their injured comrade during a battle with Islamic State militants in west Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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A door of an Iraqi special forces vehicle is seen during a battle with Islamic State fighters at an outskirts of Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A door of an Iraqi special forces vehicle is seen during a battle with Islamic State fighters at an outskirts of Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A door of an Iraqi special forces vehicle is seen during a battle with Islamic State fighters at an outskirts of Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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An Iraqi Airforce helicopter fires missiles at Islamic State fighters at the outskirts of Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

An Iraqi Airforce helicopter fires missiles at Islamic State fighters at the outskirts of Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

An Iraqi Airforce helicopter fires missiles at Islamic State fighters at the outskirts of Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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Iraqi Special Forces soldiers search a house for Islamic State fighters in Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Iraqi Special Forces soldiers search a house for Islamic State fighters in Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Iraqi Special Forces soldiers search a house for Islamic State fighters in Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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A tank from the Iraqi security forces is pictured during a battle with Islamic State militants in west Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A tank from the Iraqi security forces is pictured during a battle with Islamic State militants in west Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A tank from the Iraqi security forces is pictured during a battle with Islamic State militants in west Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Iraqi Special Forces soldiers stand on a street before they search a house for Islamic State fighters in Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Iraqi Special Forces soldiers stand on a street before they search a house for Islamic State fighters in Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Iraqi Special Forces soldiers stand on a street before they search a house for Islamic State fighters in Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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Iraqi security forces member are pictured during a battle with Islamic State's militants West Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Iraqi security forces member are pictured during a battle with Islamic State's militants West Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Iraqi security forces member are pictured during a battle with Islamic State's militants West Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Iraqi Special Forces soldiers walk on a street before they search a house for Islamic State fighters in Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Iraqi Special Forces soldiers walk on a street before they search a house for Islamic State fighters in Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Iraqi Special Forces soldiers walk on a street before they search a house for Islamic State fighters in Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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Iraqi security forces help their injured comrade during a battle with Islamic State militants in west Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Iraqi security forces help their injured comrade during a battle with Islamic State militants in west Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Iraqi security forces help their injured comrade during a battle with Islamic State militants in west Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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A man speaks to Iraqi Special Forces soldiers as they search his house for Islamic State fighters in Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A man speaks to Iraqi Special Forces soldiers as they search his house for Islamic State fighters in Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A man speaks to Iraqi Special Forces soldiers as they search his house for Islamic State fighters in Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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Iraqi security forces member is pictured during a battle with Islamic State's militants in al-Josaq district in western Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Azad Lashkaril

Iraqi security forces member is pictured during a battle with Islamic State's militants in al-Josaq district in western Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Azad Lashkaril

Iraqi security forces member is pictured during a battle with Islamic State's militants in al-Josaq district in western Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Azad Lashkaril
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Members of the rapid response forces fire a heavy machine gun during a battle with Islamic State militants in west Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Members of the rapid response forces fire a heavy machine gun during a battle with Islamic State militants in west Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Members of the rapid response forces fire a heavy machine gun during a battle with Islamic State militants in west Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Iraqi security forces run during a battle with Islamic State militants in west Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Iraqi security forces run during a battle with Islamic State militants in west Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Iraqi security forces run during a battle with Islamic State militants in west Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Iraqi security forces inspect a home during a battle with Islamic State's militants in al-Josaq district in western Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Azad Lashkaril

Iraqi security forces inspect a home during a battle with Islamic State's militants in al-Josaq district in western Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Azad Lashkaril

Iraqi security forces inspect a home during a battle with Islamic State's militants in al-Josaq district in western Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Azad Lashkaril
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An Iraqi Special Forces soldier talks to a woman as he searches with others soldiers for Islamic State fighters in Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

An Iraqi Special Forces soldier talks to a woman as he searches with others soldiers for Islamic State fighters in Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

An Iraqi Special Forces soldier talks to a woman as he searches with others soldiers for Islamic State fighters in Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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Members of the rapid response forces help their injured comrade during a battle with Islamic State militants in west Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Members of the rapid response forces help their injured comrade during a battle with Islamic State militants in west Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Members of the rapid response forces help their injured comrade during a battle with Islamic State militants in west Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Iraqi special forces members rests during a battle with Islamic State fighters on the outskirts of Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Iraqi special forces members rests during a battle with Islamic State fighters on the outskirts of Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Iraqi special forces members rests during a battle with Islamic State fighters on the outskirts of Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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Members of the rapid response forces participate in a battle with Islamic State militants in al-Josaq district in western Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Azad Lashkaril

Members of the rapid response forces participate in a battle with Islamic State militants in al-Josaq district in western Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Azad Lashkaril

Members of the rapid response forces participate in a battle with Islamic State militants in al-Josaq district in western Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Azad Lashkaril
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Iraqi forces advance during a battle with Islamic State's militants in al-Josaq district in western Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Azad Lashkaril

Iraqi forces advance during a battle with Islamic State's militants in al-Josaq district in western Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Azad Lashkaril

Iraqi forces advance during a battle with Islamic State's militants in al-Josaq district in western Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Azad Lashkaril
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Smoke rises during a battle between Islamic State fighters and Iraqi troops at an outskirts of Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic.

Smoke rises during a battle between Islamic State fighters and Iraqi troops at an outskirts of Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic.

Smoke rises during a battle between Islamic State fighters and Iraqi troops at an outskirts of Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic.
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The body of an Islamic State militant lies next to a mosque in Hawi Al- Josaq after Iraqi forces retook it in west Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

The body of an Islamic State militant lies next to a mosque in Hawi Al- Josaq after Iraqi forces retook it in west Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

The body of an Islamic State militant lies next to a mosque in Hawi Al- Josaq after Iraqi forces retook it in west Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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An Iraqi Airforce helicopter deploys flares during a battle with Islamic State fighters at an outskirts of Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

An Iraqi Airforce helicopter deploys flares during a battle with Islamic State fighters at an outskirts of Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

An Iraqi Airforce helicopter deploys flares during a battle with Islamic State fighters at an outskirts of Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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A member of the Iraqi security forces is pictured during a battle with Islamic State militants in west Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A member of the Iraqi security forces is pictured during a battle with Islamic State militants in west Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A member of the Iraqi security forces is pictured during a battle with Islamic State militants in west Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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