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Islamic State driven out of last stronghold in northern Iraq

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces sit next to the black flag sign commonly used by Islamic State militants, after liberating the city of Hawija. Iraqi forces captured Islamic State�s last stronghold in northern Iraq, leaving the militant group holed up near the Syrian border.



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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces sit next to the black flag sign commonly used by Islamic State militants, after liberating the city of Hawija. Iraqi forces captured Islamic State�s last stronghold in northern Iraq, leaving the militant group...more

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces sit next to the black flag sign commonly used by Islamic State militants, after liberating the city of Hawija. Iraqi forces captured Islamic State�s last stronghold in northern Iraq, leaving the militant group holed up near the Syrian border. REUTERS/Stringer
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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces run with their weapons in Hawija. 


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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces run with their weapons in Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces run with their weapons in Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer
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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces are seen after liberating the city Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces are seen after liberating the city Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces are seen after liberating the city Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer
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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces take their positions, after liberating the city Hawija. 


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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces take their positions, after liberating the city Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces take their positions, after liberating the city Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer
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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces ride in a military vehicle after liberating the city Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces ride in a military vehicle after liberating the city Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces ride in a military vehicle after liberating the city Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer
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Kurdish Peshmerga forces help people, who fled from their homes in Hawija, as they arrive to be transported to camps for displaced people, southwest of Kirkuk. 


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Kurdish Peshmerga forces help people, who fled from their homes in Hawija, as they arrive to be transported to camps for displaced people, southwest of Kirkuk. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

Kurdish Peshmerga forces help people, who fled from their homes in Hawija, as they arrive to be transported to camps for displaced people, southwest of Kirkuk. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed
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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces and Iraqi army members gather on the outskirts of Hawija. 


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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces and Iraqi army members gather on the outskirts of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces and Iraqi army members gather on the outskirts of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer
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A member of Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces walks on the street, after liberating the city Hawija. 


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A member of Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces walks on the street, after liberating the city Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer

A member of Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces walks on the street, after liberating the city Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer
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Iraqi army members ride on a tank on the outskirts of Hawija. 

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Iraqi army members ride on a tank on the outskirts of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer

Iraqi army members ride on a tank on the outskirts of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer
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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces run and cover themselves from a bomb attack outside of Hawija. 


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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces run and cover themselves from a bomb attack outside of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces run and cover themselves from a bomb attack outside of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer
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An Iraqi soldier is seen outside of Hawija. 


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An Iraqi soldier is seen outside of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer

An Iraqi soldier is seen outside of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer
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A Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces and Iraqi army members look at the smoke from clashes outside of Hawija. 


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A Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces and Iraqi army members look at the smoke from clashes outside of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer

A Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces and Iraqi army members look at the smoke from clashes outside of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer
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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces and Iraqi army members are seen outside of Hawija. 

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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces and Iraqi army members are seen outside of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces and Iraqi army members are seen outside of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer
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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) and Iraqi army members gather outside of Hawija, Iraq, September 30, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) and Iraqi army members gather outside of Hawija, Iraq, September 30, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) and Iraqi army members gather outside of Hawija, Iraq, September 30, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES
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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces and Iraqi army members gather, as smoke rises from clashes behind them, outside of Hawija. 


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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces and Iraqi army members gather, as smoke rises from clashes behind them, outside of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces and Iraqi army members gather, as smoke rises from clashes behind them, outside of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer
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A Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces member is seen outside of Hawija. 


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A Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces member is seen outside of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer

A Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces member is seen outside of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer
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A black sign belonging to Islamic State militants is seen on the road in Al-Al-Fateha military airport south of Hawija. 

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A black sign belonging to Islamic State militants is seen on the road in Al-Al-Fateha military airport south of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer

A black sign belonging to Islamic State militants is seen on the road in Al-Al-Fateha military airport south of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer
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Tanks of Iraqi army forces are seen on the outskirts of Hawija. 


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Tanks of Iraqi army forces are seen on the outskirts of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer

Tanks of Iraqi army forces are seen on the outskirts of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer
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Iraqi army members and Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces gather in Al-Al-Fateha military airport south of Hawija. 


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Iraqi army members and Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces gather in Al-Al-Fateha military airport south of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer

Iraqi army members and Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces gather in Al-Al-Fateha military airport south of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer
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Iraqi children from the village pose on the outskirts of Hawija. 


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Iraqi children from the village pose on the outskirts of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer

Iraqi children from the village pose on the outskirts of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer
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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces members are seen carrying their weapons, outside of Hawija. 


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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces members are seen carrying their weapons, outside of Hawija. REUTRS/Stringer

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces members are seen carrying their weapons, outside of Hawija. REUTRS/Stringer
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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces members are seen carrying their weapons, outside of Hawija. 


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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces members are seen carrying their weapons, outside of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces members are seen carrying their weapons, outside of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer
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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces ride in a vehicle on the outskirts of Hawija. 



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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces ride in a vehicle on the outskirts of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces ride in a vehicle on the outskirts of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer
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An Iraqi civilian carries a white flag next to Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces on the outskirts of Hawija. 


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An Iraqi civilian carries a white flag next to Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces on the outskirts of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer

An Iraqi civilian carries a white flag next to Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces on the outskirts of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer
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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces and Iraqi army members are seen outside of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces and Iraqi army members are seen outside of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces and Iraqi army members are seen outside of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer
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