Iraqi forces push into Mosul

Iraqi forces try to drive Islamic State from their last major stronghold in the country. [40 photos total]

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Iraqi soldiers take cover during clashes with Islamic State fighters in Mosul. (REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic) #
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A man holds a white flag in front of Iraqi soldiers in Mosul. (REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic) #
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Iraqi soldiers take cover during clashes with Islamic State fighters in Mosul. (REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic) #
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An Iraqi soldier walks through dust in a village outside Mosul. (REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic) #
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A girl carries bottles of water given by Iraqi soldiers in a village outside Mosul. (REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic) #
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Damaged homes and shops due to clashes are seen through a glass window of a military vehicle in the town of Bashiqa, east of Mosul. (REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani) #
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Children carry bottles of water and food given by Iraqi soldiers in a village outside Mosul. (REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic) #
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An Iraqi soldier jumps from a tank in a village outside Mosul. (REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic) #
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Smoke rises during clashes in the town of Bashiqa, east of Mosul, during an operation to attack Islamic State militants in Mosul. (REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani) #
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A member of Peshmerga forces smokes in the town of Bashiqa, after it was recaptured from the Islamic State, east of Mosul. (REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani) #
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Peshmerga forces ride on military vehicles in the town of Bashiqa, after it was recaptured from the Islamic State, east of Mosul. (REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani) #
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An Iraqi soldier prepares to fire a mortar in a village outside Mosul. (REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic) #
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An explosive belt is seen (on chair) belonging to Islamic State militants, in the town of Bashiqa, after it was recaptured from the Islamic State, east of Mosul. (REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani) #
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Priests hold the first mass at the mart shmoni Church since it was recaptured from Islamic State in the town of Bashiqa, east of Mosul. (REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani) #
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Children carry a food given by Iraqi soldiers in a village outside Mosul. (REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic) #
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Members of an Iraqi special forces police unit tear up a signboard of the Islamic State militants south of Mosul. (REUTERS/Stringer) #
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Peshmerga forces celebrate victory in the town of Bashiqa, east of Mosul, during an operation to attack Islamic State militants in Mosul. (REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani) #
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Members of an Iraqi special forces police unit fire a rocket toward Islamic State militants on the south of Mosul. (REUTERS/Stringer) #
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A member of Peshmerga forces pray in the town of Bashiqa, east of Mosul, during an operation to attack Islamic State militants in Mosul. (REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani) #
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A family fleeing fighting between the Islamic State and Iraqi army in Intisar district of eastern Mosul, make their way to safer territory. (REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra) #
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A woman fleeing fighting between the Islamic state and Iraqi army in Intisar district of eastern Mosul, reacts as she heads to safer territory. (REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra) #
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Smoke rises during clashes between Peshmerga forces and Islamic State militants in the town of Bashiqa, east of Mosul. (REUTERS/Azad Lashkari) #
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Displaced people who had fled from Hammam al-Alil, south of Mosul, head to safer territory. (REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudaini) #
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An Iraqi air force helicopter fires missiles at Islamic State militants in Hammam al-Alil, south of Mosul. (REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani) #
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Displaced people who fled Hammam al-Alil, south of Mosul, run from clashes as they head to safer territory. (REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani) #
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An Iraqi soldier prepares a rope to handcuff a detained man, who was fleeing with his family and whom the Iraqi army soldiers accused of being an Islamic State fighter, at the Intisar district of eastern Mosul. (REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra) #
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An Iraqi soldier aims his rifle during a battle with Islamic State fighters at the front line in the Intisar district of eastern Mosul. (REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra) #
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Flames and smoke rise from oil wells set ablaze by Islamic State militants before they fled the oil-producing region of Qayyara. (REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani) #
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A boy reacts as Iraqi soldiers help him to walk out the front line during a battle with Islamic State in the Intisar disrict of eastern Mosul. (REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra) #
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Iraqi security forces launch a rocket towards Islamic State militants during clashes at a frontline in Ali Rash village, southeast of Mosul. (REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani) #
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A woman looks at fire and smoke from oil wells set ablaze by Islamic State militants before the fled the oil-producing region of Qayyara. (REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani) #
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Special forces members keep watch on the outskirts of Bazwaia, east of Mosul. (REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra) #
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Smoke rises from oil wells, set ablaze by Islamic State militants before fleeing the oil-producing region of Qayyara. (REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani) #
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An Iraqi soldier shows a pamphlet which reads "Wearing beards is compulsory, shaving is prohibited" along a street of the town of al-Shura, which was recaptured from Islamic State, south of Mosul. (REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra) #
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Tribal fighters walk as fire and smoke rises from oil wells, set ablaze by Islamic State militants before IS militants fled the oil-producing region of Qayyara. (REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani) #
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Members of an Iraqi special forces police unit fire their weapons at Islamic State fighters in al-Shura, south of Mosul. (REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic) #
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An Iraqi soldier stands next to a detained man accused of being an Islamic State fighter at a check point in Qayyara, south of Mosul. (REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra) #
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Popular Mobilization Forces launch a rocket during clashes with Islamic State militants on the outskirts of the town of Hammam Al-Alil in south of Mosul. (REUTERS/Stringer) #
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A member of Iraqi special forces police runs for cover during clashes with Islamic State fighters in al-Shura, south of Mosul. (REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic) #
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Popular Mobilization Forces launch a rocket during clashes with Islamic State militants on the outskirts of the town of Hammam Al-Alil in the south of Mosul. (REUTERS/Stringer) #

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