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Iraqi forces push deeper into Mosul

A member of Iraqi rapid response forces fires a rocket launcher during a battle with Islamic State militants in the district of Yarimja in southern Mosul. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

A member of Iraqi rapid response forces fires a rocket launcher during a battle with Islamic State militants in the district of Yarimja in southern Mosul. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

A member of Iraqi rapid response forces fires a rocket launcher during a battle with Islamic State militants in the district of Yarimja in southern Mosul. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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A military vehicle of the Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) is seen during an operation to clear the al-Zirai district. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

A military vehicle of the Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) is seen during an operation to clear the al-Zirai district. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

A military vehicle of the Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) is seen during an operation to clear the al-Zirai district. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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American army personnel gather at the University of Mosul during a battle with Islamic State militants. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

American army personnel gather at the University of Mosul during a battle with Islamic State militants. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

American army personnel gather at the University of Mosul during a battle with Islamic State militants. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) gather during an operation to clear the al-Zirai district. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) gather during an operation to clear the al-Zirai district. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) gather during an operation to clear the al-Zirai district. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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Civilians leave the city to escape from clashes in al-Zirai district. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Civilians leave the city to escape from clashes in al-Zirai district. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Civilians leave the city to escape from clashes in al-Zirai district. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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Civilians give sweets to security forces in the al-Zirai district. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Civilians give sweets to security forces in the al-Zirai district. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Civilians give sweets to security forces in the al-Zirai district. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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Civilians leave the city to escape from clashes in al-Zirai district. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Civilians leave the city to escape from clashes in al-Zirai district. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Civilians leave the city to escape from clashes in al-Zirai district. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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A military vehicle of Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) forces is seen at the site of car bomb attack in Andalus neighborhood. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

A military vehicle of Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) forces is seen at the site of car bomb attack in Andalus neighborhood. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

A military vehicle of Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) forces is seen at the site of car bomb attack in Andalus neighborhood. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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A member of Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) forces takes his position during a battle in Andalus neighborhood. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

A member of Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) forces takes his position during a battle in Andalus neighborhood. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

A member of Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) forces takes his position during a battle in Andalus neighborhood. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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A member of Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) forces stands at the site of a car bomb attack in Andalus neighborhood. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

A member of Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) forces stands at the site of a car bomb attack in Andalus neighborhood. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

A member of Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) forces stands at the site of a car bomb attack in Andalus neighborhood. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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A member of Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) forces holds his weapon during a battle in Andalus neighborhood. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

A member of Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) forces holds his weapon during a battle in Andalus neighborhood. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

A member of Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) forces holds his weapon during a battle in Andalus neighborhood. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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A member of Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) walks during an operation to clear the al-Andalus district. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

A member of Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) walks during an operation to clear the al-Andalus district. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

A member of Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) walks during an operation to clear the al-Andalus district. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) react after a car bomb exploded during an operation to clear the al-Andalus district. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) react after a car bomb exploded during an operation to clear the al-Andalus district. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) react after a car bomb exploded during an operation to clear the al-Andalus district. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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Citizens welcome Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) during an operation to clear the al-Andalus district. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Citizens welcome Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) during an operation to clear the al-Andalus district. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Citizens welcome Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) during an operation to clear the al-Andalus district. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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Young boy in the Andalus district holds up his shirt to show Iraqi forces that he is not wearing a suicide vest during an operation to clear the al-Andalus district. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Young boy in the Andalus district holds up his shirt to show Iraqi forces that he is not wearing a suicide vest during an operation to clear the al-Andalus district. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Young boy in the Andalus district holds up his shirt to show Iraqi forces that he is not wearing a suicide vest during an operation to clear the al-Andalus district. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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A member of Iraqi rapid response forces take his position during a battle with Islamic State militants in the district of Yarimja in southern Mosul. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

A member of Iraqi rapid response forces take his position during a battle with Islamic State militants in the district of Yarimja in southern Mosul. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

A member of Iraqi rapid response forces take his position during a battle with Islamic State militants in the district of Yarimja in southern Mosul. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) stand guard after a car bomb exploded during an operation to clear the al-Andalus district. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) stand guard after a car bomb exploded during an operation to clear the al-Andalus district. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) stand guard after a car bomb exploded during an operation to clear the al-Andalus district. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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A burning car of Islamic State militants is seen during an operation to clear the al-Andalus district. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

A burning car of Islamic State militants is seen during an operation to clear the al-Andalus district. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

A burning car of Islamic State militants is seen during an operation to clear the al-Andalus district. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) clashes during an operation to clear the al-Andalus district. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) clashes during an operation to clear the al-Andalus district. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) clashes during an operation to clear the al-Andalus district. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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A member of Iraqi rapid response forces take his position during a battle with Islamic State militants in the district of Yarimja in southern Mosul. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

A member of Iraqi rapid response forces take his position during a battle with Islamic State militants in the district of Yarimja in southern Mosul. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

A member of Iraqi rapid response forces take his position during a battle with Islamic State militants in the district of Yarimja in southern Mosul. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) inspect weapons of Islamic State militants during an operation to clear the al-Andalus district. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) inspect weapons of Islamic State militants during an operation to clear the al-Andalus district. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) inspect weapons of Islamic State militants during an operation to clear the al-Andalus district. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) react after a car bomb exploded during an operation to clear the al-Andalus district. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) react after a car bomb exploded during an operation to clear the al-Andalus district. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) react after a car bomb exploded during an operation to clear the al-Andalus district. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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A cemetery for people who were killed in the clashes is seen at a grave in a schoolyard east of Mosul. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

A cemetery for people who were killed in the clashes is seen at a grave in a schoolyard east of Mosul. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

A cemetery for people who were killed in the clashes is seen at a grave in a schoolyard east of Mosul. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad
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Displaced people cross the bridge in Al-Muthanna neighborhood. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

Displaced people cross the bridge in Al-Muthanna neighborhood. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

Displaced people cross the bridge in Al-Muthanna neighborhood. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad
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Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) gather near a building of the University of Mosul during a battle with Islamic State militants. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) gather near a building of the University of Mosul during a battle with Islamic State militants. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) gather near a building of the University of Mosul during a battle with Islamic State militants. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad
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The interior of a burnt building of the University of Mosul is seen during a battle. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

The interior of a burnt building of the University of Mosul is seen during a battle. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

The interior of a burnt building of the University of Mosul is seen during a battle. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad
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Empty shells, which Iraqi forces believe are used by Islamic State militants to create bombs, are pictured at the University of Mosul during a battle. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

Empty shells, which Iraqi forces believe are used by Islamic State militants to create bombs, are pictured at the University of Mosul during a battle. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

Empty shells, which Iraqi forces believe are used by Islamic State militants to create bombs, are pictured at the University of Mosul during a battle. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad
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Members of the Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) search a house, which is next to Mosul University, for Islamic State militants and improvised explosive devices in Al-Andalus. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

Members of the Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) search a house, which is next to Mosul University, for Islamic State militants and improvised explosive devices in Al-Andalus. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

Members of the Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) search a house, which is next to Mosul University, for Islamic State militants and improvised explosive devices in Al-Andalus. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad
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People go about their day after returning to their homes in the Al-Zuhoor neighborhood of Mosul. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

People go about their day after returning to their homes in the Al-Zuhoor neighborhood of Mosul. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

People go about their day after returning to their homes in the Al-Zuhoor neighborhood of Mosul. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad
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A member of Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) rests at the University of Mosul during a battle with Islamic State militants. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

A member of Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) rests at the University of Mosul during a battle with Islamic State militants. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

A member of Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) rests at the University of Mosul during a battle with Islamic State militants. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad
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