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Iraqi forces open new front in west Mosul

Members of Iraqi Rapid response forces look at an air strike during clashes with Islamic State fighters at a frontline in north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Members of Iraqi Rapid response forces look at an air strike during clashes with Islamic State fighters at a frontline in north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Members of Iraqi Rapid response forces look at an air strike during clashes with Islamic State fighters at a frontline in north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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A member of Iraqi Rapid response forces runs as he takes cover during clashes with Islamic State fighters, in north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A member of Iraqi Rapid response forces runs as he takes cover during clashes with Islamic State fighters, in north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A member of Iraqi Rapid response forces runs as he takes cover during clashes with Islamic State fighters, in north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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A sniper from Iraqi Army aims at Islamic State positions from a school building on the frontline during clashes in north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A sniper from Iraqi Army aims at Islamic State positions from a school building on the frontline during clashes in north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A sniper from Iraqi Army aims at Islamic State positions from a school building on the frontline during clashes in north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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An Iraqi Air Force helicopter fires missiles against Islamic State fighters in north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

An Iraqi Air Force helicopter fires missiles against Islamic State fighters in north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

An Iraqi Air Force helicopter fires missiles against Islamic State fighters in north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Debris is seen on a street controlled by Iraqi forces fighting the Islamic State fighters in north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Debris is seen on a street controlled by Iraqi forces fighting the Islamic State fighters in north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Debris is seen on a street controlled by Iraqi forces fighting the Islamic State fighters in north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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A member of Iraqi Rapid response forces rests during clashes with the Islamic State fighters in north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A member of Iraqi Rapid response forces rests during clashes with the Islamic State fighters in north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A member of Iraqi Rapid response forces rests during clashes with the Islamic State fighters in north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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A displaced Iraqi boy is carried as members of the Iraqi Army clash with Islamic State fighters in the north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A displaced Iraqi boy is carried as members of the Iraqi Army clash with Islamic State fighters in the north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A displaced Iraqi boy is carried as members of the Iraqi Army clash with Islamic State fighters in the north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Displaced Iraqis children rest after fleeing as members of Iraqi Army clashed with Islamic State fighters, in north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Displaced Iraqis children rest after fleeing as members of Iraqi Army clashed with Islamic State fighters, in north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Displaced Iraqis children rest after fleeing as members of Iraqi Army clashed with Islamic State fighters, in north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Smoke is seen as members of the Iraqi forces clash with Islamic State fighters on a frontline in north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Smoke is seen as members of the Iraqi forces clash with Islamic State fighters on a frontline in north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Smoke is seen as members of the Iraqi forces clash with Islamic State fighters on a frontline in north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Members of Iraqi Army fire mortars shells during clashes with Islamic State fighters, in north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Members of Iraqi Army fire mortars shells during clashes with Islamic State fighters, in north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Members of Iraqi Army fire mortars shells during clashes with Islamic State fighters, in north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Smoke is seen as members of the Iraqi Army clash with Islamic State fighters at a frontline in north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Smoke is seen as members of the Iraqi Army clash with Islamic State fighters at a frontline in north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Smoke is seen as members of the Iraqi Army clash with Islamic State fighters at a frontline in north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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A member of Iraqi Army smokes shisha water pipe during clashes with Islamic State fighters at a frontline, in north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A member of Iraqi Army smokes shisha water pipe during clashes with Islamic State fighters at a frontline, in north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A member of Iraqi Army smokes shisha water pipe during clashes with Islamic State fighters at a frontline, in north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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A member of Iraqi Rapid response forces takes position during clashes with Islamic State fighters in north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A member of Iraqi Rapid response forces takes position during clashes with Islamic State fighters in north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A member of Iraqi Rapid response forces takes position during clashes with Islamic State fighters in north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Smoke is seen as members of the Iraqi Army clash with Islamic State fighters at a frontline in north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Smoke is seen as members of the Iraqi Army clash with Islamic State fighters at a frontline in north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Smoke is seen as members of the Iraqi Army clash with Islamic State fighters at a frontline in north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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A displaced Iraqi girl is carried by her mother as members of the Iraqi Army clash with Islamic State fighters in the north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A displaced Iraqi girl is carried by her mother as members of the Iraqi Army clash with Islamic State fighters in the north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A displaced Iraqi girl is carried by her mother as members of the Iraqi Army clash with Islamic State fighters in the north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Members of Iraqi Rapid response forces rest during clashes with Islamic State fighters near a frontline in north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Members of Iraqi Rapid response forces rest during clashes with Islamic State fighters near a frontline in north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Members of Iraqi Rapid response forces rest during clashes with Islamic State fighters near a frontline in north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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A member of Iraqi Army aims at Islamic State positions from a school building on the frontline during clashes in north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A member of Iraqi Army aims at Islamic State positions from a school building on the frontline during clashes in north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A member of Iraqi Army aims at Islamic State positions from a school building on the frontline during clashes in north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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A member of Iraqi Rapid response forces points at an air strike during clashes with Islamic State fighters at a frontline in north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A member of Iraqi Rapid response forces points at an air strike during clashes with Islamic State fighters at a frontline in north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A member of Iraqi Rapid response forces points at an air strike during clashes with Islamic State fighters at a frontline in north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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A displaced Iraqi boy flees from a frontline as members of Iraqi Rapid response forces clash with Islamic State fighters, in north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A displaced Iraqi boy flees from a frontline as members of Iraqi Rapid response forces clash with Islamic State fighters, in north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A displaced Iraqi boy flees from a frontline as members of Iraqi Rapid response forces clash with Islamic State fighters, in north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Smoke is seen as members of Iraqi Rapid response forces clash with Islamic State fighters, in north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Smoke is seen as members of Iraqi Rapid response forces clash with Islamic State fighters, in north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Smoke is seen as members of Iraqi Rapid response forces clash with Islamic State fighters, in north west of Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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