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A man cries as he carries his daughter while walking from an Islamic State-controlled part of Mosul towards Iraqi special forces soldiers during a battle in Mosul, Iraq, March 4. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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A man cries as he carries his daughter while walking from an Islamic State-controlled part of Mosul towards Iraqi special forces soldiers during a battle in Mosul, Iraq, March 4. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Nov 29, 2017 2:45 PM EST
Members of Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) forces look at the positions of Islamic State militants during clashes in western Mosul, Iraq, May 15. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Members of Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) forces look at the positions of Islamic State militants during clashes in western Mosul, Iraq, May 15. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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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 February 27. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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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 February 27. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Nov 29, 2017 2:45 PM EST
Shi\u0027ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) run and cover themselves from a bomb attack in outside of Hawija, Iraq, September 30. 


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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) run and cover themselves from a bomb attack in outside of Hawija, Iraq, September 30. REUTERS/Stringer

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An Iraqi special forces soldier shot dead an Islamic State suicide bomber in Mosul, Iraq March 3.
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An Iraqi special forces soldier shot dead an Islamic State suicide bomber in Mosul, Iraq March 3. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Nov 29, 2017 2:45 PM EST
Amar Hussein, 22, an Islamic State member, listens to a counterterrorism agent in Sulaimaniya, Iraq February 15. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Amar Hussein, 22, an Islamic State member, listens to a counterterrorism agent in Sulaimaniya, Iraq February 15. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Nov 29, 2017 2:45 PM EST
Smoke rises at the positions of the Islamic State militants after an air strike by the coalition forces near the stadium in Raqqa, Syria, October 4. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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Smoke rises at the positions of the Islamic State militants after an air strike by the coalition forces near the stadium in Raqqa, Syria, October 4. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Nov 29, 2017 2:45 PM EST
Iraqi soldiers from 9th Armoured Division give drops of water to a dehydrated child rescued earlier by soldiers at the frontline, during the ongoing fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants near the Old City in western Mosul, Iraq June 13. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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Iraqi soldiers from 9th Armoured Division give drops of water to a dehydrated child rescued earlier by soldiers at the frontline, during the ongoing fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants near the Old City in western Mosul, Iraq June 13. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Nov 29, 2017 2:45 PM EST
Snipers with the Iraqi federal police take their positions during clashes with Islamic State militants, in Mosul, Iraq March 25. REUTERS/Khalid al Mousily
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Snipers with the Iraqi federal police take their positions during clashes with Islamic State militants, in Mosul, Iraq March 25. REUTERS/Khalid al Mousily

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A displaced Iraqi girl who fled her home cries during a battle between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants, near Badush, Iraq, March 16. REUTERS/Stringer
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A displaced Iraqi girl who fled her home cries during a battle between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants, near Badush, Iraq, March 16. REUTERS/Stringer

Nov 29, 2017 2:45 PM EST
Cars abandoned by people fleeing Mosul after Islamic State took over the city in 2014 are seen near a Kurdish Peshmerga checkpoint on the road to Mosul, Iraq August 5. REUTERS/Marius Bosch
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Cars abandoned by people fleeing Mosul after Islamic State took over the city in 2014 are seen near a Kurdish Peshmerga checkpoint on the road to Mosul, Iraq August 5. REUTERS/Marius Bosch

Nov 29, 2017 2:45 PM EST
A Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighter sit as medics treat his comrades injured by sniper fired by Islamic State militants in a field hospital in Raqqa, Syria, June 28. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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A Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighter sit as medics treat his comrades injured by sniper fired by Islamic State militants in a field hospital in Raqqa, Syria, June 28. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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A members of the Iraqi Federal Police throws a hand grenade during clashes with Islamic State fighters in western Mosul, Iraq, April 29. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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A members of the Iraqi Federal Police throws a hand grenade during clashes with Islamic State fighters in western Mosul, Iraq, April 29. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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A man takes a photograph of his friend as thick smoke rises from a fire, which broke out at oil wells set ablaze by Islamic State militants before they fled the oil-producing region of Qayyara, Iraq, January 28. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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A man takes a photograph of his friend as thick smoke rises from a fire, which broke out at oil wells set ablaze by Islamic State militants before they fled the oil-producing region of Qayyara, Iraq, January 28. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Nov 29, 2017 2:45 PM EST
A member of Iraqi security forces holds a flag of Islamic State militants on the top of a destroyed building from clashes in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq, July 10. 

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A member of Iraqi security forces holds a flag of Islamic State militants on the top of a destroyed building from clashes in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq, July 10. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Nov 29, 2017 2:45 PM EST
A woman gestures as she approaches Iraqi special forces soldiers during a battle in Mosul, Iraq, March 1. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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A woman gestures as she approaches Iraqi special forces soldiers during a battle in Mosul, Iraq, March 1. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Nov 29, 2017 2:45 PM EST
A displaced Iraqi girl cries before entering Hamam al-Alil camp, as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, south of Mosul, Iraq, March 10. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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A displaced Iraqi girl cries before entering Hamam al-Alil camp, as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, south of Mosul, Iraq, March 10. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Nov 29, 2017 2:45 PM EST
Ameen Mukdad, a violinist from Mosul who lived under ISIS\u0027s rule for two and a half years where they destroyed his musical instruments, performs at Nabi Yunus shrine in eastern Mosul, Iraq, April 19. REUTERS/ Muhammad Hamed
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Ameen Mukdad, a violinist from Mosul who lived under ISIS's rule for two and a half years where they destroyed his musical instruments, performs at Nabi Yunus shrine in eastern Mosul, Iraq, April 19. REUTERS/ Muhammad Hamed

Nov 29, 2017 2:45 PM EST
Members of the Iraqi army drop leaflets over the old city of Mosul, Iraq, June 18. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad
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Members of the Iraqi army drop leaflets over the old city of Mosul, Iraq, June 18. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

Nov 29, 2017 2:45 PM EST
An Iraqi special forces soldier reacts after Islamic State militants shot dead another Iraqi special forces soldier during a battle in Mosul, Iraq, March 3. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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An Iraqi special forces soldier reacts after Islamic State militants shot dead another Iraqi special forces soldier during a battle in Mosul, Iraq, March 3. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Nov 29, 2017 2:45 PM EST
Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) fire towards Islamic State militants during a battle in Al-Hatra, southwest Mosul, Iraq April 25.

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Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) fire towards Islamic State militants during a battle in Al-Hatra, southwest Mosul, Iraq April 25. REUTERS/Stringer

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Iraqi Special Operations Forces arrest a person suspected of belonging to Islamic State militants in western Mosul, Iraq, February 26. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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Iraqi Special Operations Forces arrest a person suspected of belonging to Islamic State militants in western Mosul, Iraq, February 26. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

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A member of the Iraqi Federal Police walks next to a destroyed house after clashes with Islamic State fighters in western Mosul, Iraq, April 28. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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A member of the Iraqi Federal Police walks next to a destroyed house after clashes with Islamic State fighters in western Mosul, Iraq, April 28. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

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People who are trying to escape from Mosul walk in front of an Islamic State fighter, Iraq February 28. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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People who are trying to escape from Mosul walk in front of an Islamic State fighter, Iraq February 28. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Nov 29, 2017 2:45 PM EST
A Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighter reacts as he mourns near the body of his brother, who was an FSA fighter and died during an offensive against Islamic State fighters to take control of Qabasin town, on the outskirts of the northern Syrian town of al-Bab, Syria January 10. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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A Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighter reacts as he mourns near the body of his brother, who was an FSA fighter and died during an offensive against Islamic State fighters to take control of Qabasin town, on the outskirts of the northern Syrian town of al-Bab, Syria January 10. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Nov 29, 2017 2:45 PM EST
Kurdish fighters from the People\u0027s Protection Units (YPG) extinguish a fire in a wheat field burned during clashes with Islamic State militants in Raqqa, Syria, June 15. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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Kurdish fighters from the People's Protection Units (YPG) extinguish a fire in a wheat field burned during clashes with Islamic State militants in Raqqa, Syria, June 15. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Nov 29, 2017 2:45 PM EST
An elderly displaced Iraqi woman who fled from Islamic State militants carries a baby in Mosul, Iraq July 3. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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An elderly displaced Iraqi woman who fled from Islamic State militants carries a baby in Mosul, Iraq July 3. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Nov 29, 2017 2:45 PM EST
A member of the Syrian Democratic Forces calls his comrades during the fighting with Islamic State fighters in Raqqa, Syria August 14. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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A member of the Syrian Democratic Forces calls his comrades during the fighting with Islamic State fighters in Raqqa, Syria August 14. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Nov 29, 2017 2:45 PM EST
Members of the Iraqi rapid response forces fire a missile toward Islamic State militants during a battle in Somer district of eastern Mosul, Iraq January 11. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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Members of the Iraqi rapid response forces fire a missile toward Islamic State militants during a battle in Somer district of eastern Mosul, Iraq January 11. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Nov 29, 2017 2:45 PM EST
An Iraqi special forces soldier fires at a drone operated by Islamic State militants in Mosul, Iraq, March 4. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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An Iraqi special forces soldier fires at a drone operated by Islamic State militants in Mosul, Iraq, March 4. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Nov 29, 2017 2:45 PM EST
A man gestures at U.S. military vehicles driving in the town of Darbasiya next to the Turkish border, Syria, April 28. REUTERS/Rodi Said
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A man gestures at U.S. military vehicles driving in the town of Darbasiya next to the Turkish border, Syria, April 28. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Nov 29, 2017 2:45 PM EST
A displaced Iraqi with his son prepares to get on a truck to be carried to a safe place, as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul, Iraq, March 8. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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A displaced Iraqi with his son prepares to get on a truck to be carried to a safe place, as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul, Iraq, March 8. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Nov 29, 2017 2:45 PM EST
Displaced people, who fled Islamic State militants, cross the bridge in Al-Muthanna neighborhood of Mosul, Iraq, January 15. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad
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Displaced people, who fled Islamic State militants, cross the bridge in Al-Muthanna neighborhood of Mosul, Iraq, January 15. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

Nov 29, 2017 2:45 PM EST
A general view of the library at the University of Mosul, burned and destroyed during the battle with Islamic State militants, in Mosul, Iraq, January 30. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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A general view of the library at the University of Mosul, burned and destroyed during the battle with Islamic State militants, in Mosul, Iraq, January 30. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Nov 29, 2017 2:45 PM EST
An Iraqi soldier holds up a wedding dress found at an abandoned house previously used by Islamic State militants in western Mosul, Iraq, June 15. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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An Iraqi soldier holds up a wedding dress found at an abandoned house previously used by Islamic State militants in western Mosul, Iraq, June 15. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Nov 29, 2017 2:45 PM EST
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, Iraq, February 22. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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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, Iraq, February 22. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Nov 29, 2017 2:45 PM EST
An Iraqi Federal Police member carries a machine gun as he walks along a street controlled by Iraqi forces during a break in combat against Islamic State in Mosul, Iraq, April 3. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares
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An Iraqi Federal Police member carries a machine gun as he walks along a street controlled by Iraqi forces during a break in combat against Islamic State in Mosul, Iraq, April 3. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

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A member of Syrian Democratic Forces runs for cover from sniper fire from Islamic State militants near the stadium in Raqqa, Syria, October 4. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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A member of Syrian Democratic Forces runs for cover from sniper fire from Islamic State militants near the stadium in Raqqa, Syria, October 4. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Nov 29, 2017 2:45 PM EST
A displaced Iraqi boy holds a white flag as his family flees during the battle between Iraqi rapid response forces and Islamic State militants at Tigris river frontline between east and west of Mosul, Iraq, January 25. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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A displaced Iraqi boy holds a white flag as his family flees during the battle between Iraqi rapid response forces and Islamic State militants at Tigris river frontline between east and west of Mosul, Iraq, January 25. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Nov 29, 2017 2:45 PM EST
A vehicle that belonged to Islamic State militants is seen on the outskirts of the ancient city of Hatra near Mosul, Iraq, April 26. REUTERS/Stringer
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A vehicle that belonged to Islamic State militants is seen on the outskirts of the ancient city of Hatra near Mosul, Iraq, April 26. REUTERS/Stringer

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One of the displaced Iraqis who fled their homes has his beard shaved outside Hamam al-Alil camp, south of Mosul, Iraq, March 10. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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One of the displaced Iraqis who fled their homes has his beard shaved outside Hamam al-Alil camp, south of Mosul, Iraq, March 10. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Nov 29, 2017 2:45 PM EST
A member of the federal police is seen inside a tunnel used by Islamic State militants on the outskirts of Albu Saif, which was retaken by Iraqi military forces, south of Mosul, Iraq, February 22. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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A member of the federal police is seen inside a tunnel used by Islamic State militants on the outskirts of Albu Saif, which was retaken by Iraqi military forces, south of Mosul, Iraq, February 22. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Nov 29, 2017 2:45 PM EST
A disabled Iraqi girl who fled her home waits in a street for a truck to carry her to a safe place, as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul, Iraq, March 7. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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A disabled Iraqi girl who fled her home waits in a street for a truck to carry her to a safe place, as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul, Iraq, March 7. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Nov 29, 2017 2:45 PM EST
Fighters with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) dance along a street in Raqqa, Syria, October 18. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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Fighters with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) dance along a street in Raqqa, Syria, October 18. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Nov 29, 2017 2:45 PM EST
A Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighter stands near who he said were Islamic State fighters held prisoners, north of Raqqa city, Syria, March 8. REUTERS/Rodi Said
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A Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighter stands near who he said were Islamic State fighters held prisoners, north of Raqqa city, Syria, March 8. REUTERS/Rodi Said

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