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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 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 (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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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) with Iraqi army are seen on the outskirts of Tal Afar. 


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

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

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

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