This week in Mosul

Iraqi special forces pushed deeper into Islamic State territory, holding half a dozen Mosul neighborhoods despite encountering heavy resistance. [20 photos total]

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Iraqi special forces policemen rest outside Karamah, south of Mosul, Iraq. (REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic) #
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Men pull with a rope the body of an Islamic State fighter before burying him near Karamah, south of Mosul, Iraq. (REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic) #
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A statue destroyed by Islamic State militants is seen in the town of Bashiqa, after it was recaptured from the Islamic State, east of Mosul. (REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani) #
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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 play with a football in the town of Bashiqa, after it was recaptured from the Islamic State, east of Mosul. (REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani) #
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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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Iraqi soldiers take cover during clashes with Islamic State fighters in Mosul. (REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic) #
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Smoke rises during clashes between Peshmerga forces and Islamic State militants in the town of Bashiqa, east of Mosul, during an operation to attack Islamic State militants in Mosul. (REUTERS/Azad Lashkari) #
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A soldier takes a selfie as rocket lies on his thigh during fighting with Islamic States militants, in the Shahrazad disrict of eastern Mosul. (REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra) #
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A signboard for Islamic State militants is seen destroyed along a street in Hammam al-Ali, south of Mosul. (REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani) #
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Peshmerga forces walk with their weapons 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 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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An Iraqi soldier fires a RPG in Karamah, south of Mosul. (REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic) #
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A member of Peshmerga forces walks through a hole in the wall 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 captured Islamic State tank is seen at the Iraqi army base in Qaraqosh east of Mosul. (REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra) #
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A�Yazidi man inspects a house in the town of Bashiqa, after it was recaptured from the Islamic State, east of Mosul. (REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani) #
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Men stand on a road in Qayyara as smoke rises from oilfields burned by Islamic State fighters, south of Mosul. (REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic) #
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An American soldier sits in a military vehicle in the town of Bashiqa, east of Mosul, during an operation to attack Islamic State militants in Mosul. (REUTERS/Azad Lashkari) #
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Iraqi special forces policemen rest next to fire outside Karamah, south of Mosul. (REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic) #
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A member of Iraqi security forces inspects a building that was used as a prison by Islamic State militants in Hammam al-Ali, south of Mosul, during an operation to attack Islamic State militants in Mosul, Iraq November 7, 2016. (REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani) #

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