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Islamic State nearly encircled in Mosul

Debris fly as smoke rises after an artillery attack on the Islamic State militants' positions by the Iraqi Army in the Shifa neighborhood during clashes in western Mosul. 


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Debris fly as smoke rises after an artillery attack on the Islamic State militants' positions by the Iraqi Army in the Shifa neighborhood during clashes in western Mosul. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Debris fly as smoke rises after an artillery attack on the Islamic State militants' positions by the Iraqi Army in the Shifa neighborhood during clashes in western Mosul. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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An Iraqi soldier and civilians run to avoid snipers of the Islamic State militants in the Shifa neighborhood. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

An Iraqi soldier and civilians run to avoid snipers of the Islamic State militants in the Shifa neighborhood. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

An Iraqi soldier and civilians run to avoid snipers of the Islamic State militants in the Shifa neighborhood. 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. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Iraqi soldiers from 9th Armoured Division give drops of water to a dehydrated child rescued earlier by soldiers at the frontline. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Iraqi soldiers from 9th Armoured Division give drops of water to a dehydrated child rescued earlier by soldiers at the frontline. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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An Iraqi Army helicopter launches a missile against Islamic State positions. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

An Iraqi Army helicopter launches a missile against Islamic State positions. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

An Iraqi Army helicopter launches a missile against Islamic State positions. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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Iraqi soldiers carry a wounded comrade on a blanket, away from the site of fighting near the Old City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Iraqi soldiers carry a wounded comrade on a blanket, away from the site of fighting near the Old City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Iraqi soldiers carry a wounded comrade on a blanket, away from the site of fighting near the Old City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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An Iraqi soldier from 9th Armored Division smokes a cigarette inside a house that has become their temporary advance command post in the Shifa neighbourhood. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

An Iraqi soldier from 9th Armored Division smokes a cigarette inside a house that has become their temporary advance command post in the Shifa neighbourhood. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

An Iraqi soldier from 9th Armored Division smokes a cigarette inside a house that has become their temporary advance command post in the Shifa neighbourhood. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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Smoke rises after an artillery attack on Islamic State militant positions in the Shifa neighborhood. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Smoke rises after an artillery attack on Islamic State militant positions in the Shifa neighborhood. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Smoke rises after an artillery attack on Islamic State militant positions in the Shifa neighborhood. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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A girl looks out from the arms of a displaced resident near the Old City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A girl looks out from the arms of a displaced resident near the Old City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A girl looks out from the arms of a displaced resident near the Old City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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Displaced Iraqi residents flee their homes. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Displaced Iraqi residents flee their homes. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Displaced Iraqi residents flee their homes. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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An Iraqi soldier holds up uniforms of Islamic State militants found at an abandoned house. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

An Iraqi soldier holds up uniforms of Islamic State militants found at an abandoned house. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

An Iraqi soldier holds up uniforms of Islamic State militants found at an abandoned house. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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An Iraqi soldier approaches displaced residents. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

An Iraqi soldier approaches displaced residents. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

An Iraqi soldier approaches displaced residents. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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Cups with sugar for tea inside an Iraqi Army temporary advance command post. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Cups with sugar for tea inside an Iraqi Army temporary advance command post. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Cups with sugar for tea inside an Iraqi Army temporary advance command post. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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A displaced Iraqi resident carries his child. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A displaced Iraqi resident carries his child. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A displaced Iraqi resident carries his child. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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A plastic jar placed on a grave contains a paper with the name and the date of death of one of the civilians killed by Islamic State militants buried in a yard. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A plastic jar placed on a grave contains a paper with the name and the date of death of one of the civilians killed by Islamic State militants buried in a yard. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A plastic jar placed on a grave contains a paper with the name and the date of death of one of the civilians killed by Islamic State militants buried in a yard. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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A boy carries a baby as they flee their home. 

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A boy carries a baby as they flee their home. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A boy carries a baby as they flee their home. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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Iraqi soldiers from 9th Armored Division rest inside a house. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Iraqi soldiers from 9th Armored Division rest inside a house. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Iraqi soldiers from 9th Armored Division rest inside a house. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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Displaced Iraqi residents walk along a road after fleeing their homes. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Displaced Iraqi residents walk along a road after fleeing their homes. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Displaced Iraqi residents walk along a road after fleeing their homes. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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Iraqi soldiers give droplets of water to dehydrated children rescued by soldiers. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Iraqi soldiers give droplets of water to dehydrated children rescued by soldiers. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Iraqi soldiers give droplets of water to dehydrated children rescued by soldiers. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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An Islamic State militants flag is seen on top of the minaret of al-Nuri mosque in the Old City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

An Islamic State militants flag is seen on top of the minaret of al-Nuri mosque in the Old City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

An Islamic State militants flag is seen on top of the minaret of al-Nuri mosque in the Old City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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Cell phones and other accessories, which an Iraqi soldier said are used by Islamic State militants for bomb attacks, at an abandoned house. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Cell phones and other accessories, which an Iraqi soldier said are used by Islamic State militants for bomb attacks, at an abandoned house. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Cell phones and other accessories, which an Iraqi soldier said are used by Islamic State militants for bomb attacks, at an abandoned house. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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Displaced Iraqi residents flee their homes. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Displaced Iraqi residents flee their homes. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Displaced Iraqi residents flee their homes. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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Displaced Iraqi residents flee. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Displaced Iraqi residents flee. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Displaced Iraqi residents flee. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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Smoke billows behind a destroyed school. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Smoke billows behind a destroyed school. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Smoke billows behind a destroyed school. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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An Iraqi soldier carries a journalist wounded in the leg. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

An Iraqi soldier carries a journalist wounded in the leg. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

An Iraqi soldier carries a journalist wounded in the leg. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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Displaced Iraqi residents flee their homes. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Displaced Iraqi residents flee their homes. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Displaced Iraqi residents flee their homes. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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A child's bicycle is seen among building in ruins. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A child's bicycle is seen among building in ruins. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A child's bicycle is seen among building in ruins. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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A civilian raises his hands to the sky as he and others stand among debris near the frontline in western Mosul. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A civilian raises his hands to the sky as he and others stand among debris near the frontline in western Mosul. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A civilian raises his hands to the sky as he and others stand among debris near the frontline in western Mosul. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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