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Iraqi forces surround Islamic State

Members of Iraqi Army fire mortar shells during the war between Iraqi army and Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) against the Islamic State militants in al-Ayadiya, northwest of Tal Afar, Iraq. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Members of Iraqi Army fire mortar shells during the war between Iraqi army and Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) against the Islamic State militants in al-Ayadiya, northwest of Tal Afar, Iraq. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Members of Iraqi Army fire mortar shells during the war between Iraqi army and Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) against the Islamic State militants in al-Ayadiya, northwest of Tal Afar, Iraq. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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Smoke rises during clashes between joint troop of Iraqi army and Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces against the Islamic State militants in Tal Afar. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Smoke rises during clashes between joint troop of Iraqi army and Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces against the Islamic State militants in Tal Afar. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Smoke rises during clashes between joint troop of Iraqi army and Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces against the Islamic State militants in Tal Afar. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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Members of Iraqi army are seen during the war between Iraqi army and Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) against the Islamic State militants in al-Ayadiya, northwest of Tal Afar, Iraq. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Members of Iraqi army are seen during the war between Iraqi army and Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) against the Islamic State militants in al-Ayadiya, northwest of Tal Afar, Iraq. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Members of Iraqi army are seen during the war between Iraqi army and Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) against the Islamic State militants in al-Ayadiya, northwest of Tal Afar, Iraq. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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An Iraqi soldier carries his weapon during the war between Iraqi army and Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) against the Islamic State militants in al-Ayadiya, northwest of Tal Afar, Iraq. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

An Iraqi soldier carries his weapon during the war between Iraqi army and Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) against the Islamic State militants in al-Ayadiya, northwest of Tal Afar, Iraq. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

An Iraqi soldier carries his weapon during the war between Iraqi army and Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) against the Islamic State militants in al-Ayadiya, northwest of Tal Afar, Iraq. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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Motorcycle used by Islamic State militants is left on the road during the war between Iraqi army and Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) against the Islamic State militants in al-Ayadiya, northwest of Tal Afar, Iraq. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Motorcycle used by Islamic State militants is left on the road during the war between Iraqi army and Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) against the Islamic State militants in al-Ayadiya, northwest of Tal Afar, Iraq. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Motorcycle used by Islamic State militants is left on the road during the war between Iraqi army and Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) against the Islamic State militants in al-Ayadiya, northwest of Tal Afar, Iraq. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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Destroyed buildings from clashes are seen, during the war between Iraqi army and Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) against the Islamic State militants in Tal Afar, Iraq. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Destroyed buildings from clashes are seen, during the war between Iraqi army and Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) against the Islamic State militants in Tal Afar, Iraq. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Destroyed buildings from clashes are seen, during the war between Iraqi army and Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) against the Islamic State militants in Tal Afar, Iraq. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) members hold an Islamic State flag, which they pulled down, during the war between Iraqi army and Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) against the Islamic State militants in Tal Afar, Iraq. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) members hold an Islamic State flag, which they pulled down, during the war between Iraqi army and Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) against the Islamic State militants in Tal Afar, Iraq....more

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) members hold an Islamic State flag, which they pulled down, during the war between Iraqi army and Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) against the Islamic State militants in Tal Afar, Iraq. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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Iraqi army with Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces remove the flag of the Islamic State militants in Tal Afar. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Iraqi army with Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces remove the flag of the Islamic State militants in Tal Afar. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Iraqi army with Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces remove the flag of the Islamic State militants in Tal Afar. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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Smoke rises during clashes between the Iraqi army and Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces against the Islamic State militants in Tal Afar. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Smoke rises during clashes between the Iraqi army and Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces against the Islamic State militants in Tal Afar. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Smoke rises during clashes between the Iraqi army and Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces against the Islamic State militants in Tal Afar. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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Members of Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces flash victory sign during clashes against the Islamic State militants in Tal Afar. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Members of Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces flash victory sign during clashes against the Islamic State militants in Tal Afar. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Members of Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces flash victory sign during clashes against the Islamic State militants in Tal Afar. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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A military vehicle of the Iraqi army with Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces is seen during a fight with the Islamic State militants in Tal Afar. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A military vehicle of the Iraqi army with Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces is seen during a fight with the Islamic State militants in Tal Afar. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A military vehicle of the Iraqi army with Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces is seen during a fight with the Islamic State militants in Tal Afar. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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Joint troops of Iraqi army and Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces walk during the fight against the Islamic State militants in Tal Afar. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Joint troops of Iraqi army and Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces walk during the fight against the Islamic State militants in Tal Afar. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Joint troops of Iraqi army and Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces walk during the fight against the Islamic State militants in Tal Afar. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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A military vehicle of the Counter Terrorism Service is seen during the fight with the Islamic state militants in Tal Afar. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A military vehicle of the Counter Terrorism Service is seen during the fight with the Islamic state militants in Tal Afar. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A military vehicle of the Counter Terrorism Service is seen during the fight with the Islamic state militants in Tal Afar. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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A member of the Counter Terrorism Service is seen during the fight with the Islamic state militants in Tal Afar. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A member of the Counter Terrorism Service is seen during the fight with the Islamic state militants in Tal Afar. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A member of the Counter Terrorism Service is seen during the fight with the Islamic state militants in Tal Afar. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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Iraqi army with Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces gather during fighting with Islamic State militants on the outskirts of Tal Afar. REUTERS/Stringer

Iraqi army with Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces gather during fighting with Islamic State militants on the outskirts of Tal Afar. REUTERS/Stringer

Iraqi army with Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces gather during fighting with Islamic State militants on the outskirts of Tal Afar. REUTERS/Stringer
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Smoke rises during clashes between joint troops of Iraqi army and Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces against the Islamic State militants in Tal Afar. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Smoke rises during clashes between joint troops of Iraqi army and Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces against the Islamic State militants in Tal Afar. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Smoke rises during clashes between joint troops of Iraqi army and Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces against the Islamic State militants in Tal Afar. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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Smoke rises during clashes between joint troops of Iraqi army and Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces against the Islamic State militants in Tal Afar. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Smoke rises during clashes between joint troops of Iraqi army and Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces against the Islamic State militants in Tal Afar. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Smoke rises during clashes between joint troops of Iraqi army and Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces against the Islamic State militants in Tal Afar. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces launch a rocket towards Islamic State militants on the outskirts of Tal Afar. REUTERS/Stringer

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces launch a rocket towards Islamic State militants on the outskirts of Tal Afar. REUTERS/Stringer

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces launch a rocket towards Islamic State militants on the outskirts of Tal Afar. REUTERS/Stringer
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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces gather with Iraqi army on the outskirts of Tal Afar, Iraq. REUTERS/Stringer

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces gather with Iraqi army on the outskirts of Tal Afar, Iraq. REUTERS/Stringer

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces gather with Iraqi army on the outskirts of Tal Afar, Iraq. REUTERS/Stringer
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A tank of Iraqi army fires against Islamic State militants at Al Jazeera neighbourhood of Tal Afar. REUTERS/Stringer

A tank of Iraqi army fires against Islamic State militants at Al Jazeera neighbourhood of Tal Afar. REUTERS/Stringer

A tank of Iraqi army fires against Islamic State militants at Al Jazeera neighbourhood of Tal Afar. REUTERS/Stringer
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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces gather with Iraqi army on the outskirts of Tal Afar. REUTERS/Stringer

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces gather with Iraqi army on the outskirts of Tal Afar. REUTERS/Stringer

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces gather with Iraqi army on the outskirts of Tal Afar. REUTERS/Stringer
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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces members and Iraqi army clash with Islamic State militants at Al Jazeera neighbourhood of Tal Afar. REUTERS/Stringer

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces members and Iraqi army clash with Islamic State militants at Al Jazeera neighbourhood of Tal Afar. REUTERS/Stringer

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces members and Iraqi army clash with Islamic State militants at Al Jazeera neighbourhood of Tal Afar. REUTERS/Stringer
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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces members and Iraqi army are seen at Al Jazeera neighbourhood of Tal Afar. REUTERS/Stringer

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces members and Iraqi army are seen at Al Jazeera neighbourhood of Tal Afar. REUTERS/Stringer

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces members and Iraqi army are seen at Al Jazeera neighbourhood of Tal Afar. REUTERS/Stringer
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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces members and Iraqi army gather during clashes with Islamic State militants at Al Jazeera neighbourhood of Tal Afar. 
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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces members and Iraqi army gather during clashes with Islamic State militants at Al Jazeera neighbourhood of Tal Afar. REUTERS/Stringer

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces members and Iraqi army gather during clashes with Islamic State militants at Al Jazeera neighbourhood of Tal Afar. REUTERS/Stringer
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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) members and an Iraqi army military vehicle are seen on the outskirts of Tal Afar. REUTERS/Stringer

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) members and an Iraqi army military vehicle are seen on the outskirts of Tal Afar. REUTERS/Stringer

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) members and an Iraqi army military vehicle are seen on the outskirts of Tal Afar. REUTERS/Stringer
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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces gather with Iraqi army on the outskirts of Tal Afar. REUTERS/Stringer

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces gather with Iraqi army on the outskirts of Tal Afar. REUTERS/Stringer

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces gather with Iraqi army on the outskirts of Tal Afar. REUTERS/Stringer
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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) gather with Iraqi army on the outskirts of Tal Afar. REUTERS/Stringer

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) gather with Iraqi army on the outskirts of Tal Afar. REUTERS/Stringer

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) gather with Iraqi army on the outskirts of Tal Afar. REUTERS/Stringer
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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) gather with Iraqi army on the outskirts of Tal Afar. REUTERS/Stringer

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) gather with Iraqi army on the outskirts of Tal Afar. REUTERS/Stringer

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) gather with Iraqi army on the outskirts of Tal Afar. REUTERS/Stringer
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Iraqi army fire against Islamic State militants on the outskirts of Tal Afar. 

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Iraqi army fire against Islamic State militants on the outskirts of Tal Afar. REUTERS/Stringer

Iraqi army fire against Islamic State militants on the outskirts of Tal Afar. REUTERS/Stringer
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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) fire against Islamic State militants on the outskirts of Tal Afar. REUTERS/Stringer

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) fire against Islamic State militants on the outskirts of Tal Afar. REUTERS/Stringer

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) fire against Islamic State militants on the outskirts of Tal Afar. REUTERS/Stringer
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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) with Iraqi army gather on the outskirts of Tal Afar. REUTERS/Stringer

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) with Iraqi army gather on the outskirts of Tal Afar. REUTERS/Stringer

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) with Iraqi army gather on the outskirts of Tal Afar. REUTERS/Stringer
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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) with Iraqi army gather on the outskirts of Tal Afar. REUTERS/Stringer

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) with Iraqi army gather on the outskirts of Tal Afar. REUTERS/Stringer

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) with Iraqi army gather on the outskirts of Tal Afar. REUTERS/Stringer
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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) gather with Iraqi army on the outskirts of Tal Afar. REUTERS/Stringer

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) gather with Iraqi army on the outskirts of Tal Afar. REUTERS/Stringer

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) gather with Iraqi army on the outskirts of Tal Afar. REUTERS/Stringer
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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) with Iraqi army gather on the outskirts of Tal Afar. 


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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) with Iraqi army gather on the outskirts of Tal Afar. REUTERS/Stringer

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) with Iraqi army gather on the outskirts of Tal Afar. REUTERS/Stringer
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