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Taking back Ramadi

A member from the Iraqi security forces holds an Iraqi flag in the city of Ramadi, December 27, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

A member from the Iraqi security forces holds an Iraqi flag in the city of Ramadi, December 27, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

A member from the Iraqi security forces holds an Iraqi flag in the city of Ramadi, December 27, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer
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Members of the Iraqi security forces hold an Iraqi flag with an Islamic State flag which they had pulled down at a government complex in the city of Ramadi, December 28, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Members of the Iraqi security forces hold an Iraqi flag with an Islamic State flag which they had pulled down at a government complex in the city of Ramadi, December 28, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Members of the Iraqi security forces hold an Iraqi flag with an Islamic State flag which they had pulled down at a government complex in the city of Ramadi, December 28, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer
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Iraqi security forces walk in the city of Ramadi, December 27, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Iraqi security forces walk in the city of Ramadi, December 27, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Iraqi security forces walk in the city of Ramadi, December 27, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer
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A member of the Iraqi security forces holds an Iraqi flag at a government complex in the city of Ramadi, December 28, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

A member of the Iraqi security forces holds an Iraqi flag at a government complex in the city of Ramadi, December 28, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

A member of the Iraqi security forces holds an Iraqi flag at a government complex in the city of Ramadi, December 28, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer
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Mourners carry the coffin of a member from the Iraqi security forces, who was killed in the city of Ramadi, during a funeral in Najaf, south of Baghdad, December 27 2015. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Mourners carry the coffin of a member from the Iraqi security forces, who was killed in the city of Ramadi, during a funeral in Najaf, south of Baghdad, December 27 2015. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Mourners carry the coffin of a member from the Iraqi security forces, who was killed in the city of Ramadi, during a funeral in Najaf, south of Baghdad, December 27 2015. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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A collapsed bridge is seen in Ramadi city, December 26, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

A collapsed bridge is seen in Ramadi city, December 26, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

A collapsed bridge is seen in Ramadi city, December 26, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer
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Iraqi security forces chant slogans in the city of Ramadi, December 27, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Iraqi security forces chant slogans in the city of Ramadi, December 27, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Iraqi security forces chant slogans in the city of Ramadi, December 27, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer
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A tank of the Iraqi security forces is seen in Ramadi, Iraq, December 24, 2015.  REUTERS/Stringer

A tank of the Iraqi security forces is seen in Ramadi, Iraq, December 24, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

A tank of the Iraqi security forces is seen in Ramadi, Iraq, December 24, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer
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A member of the Iraqi security forces gestures at a government complex in the city of Ramadi, December 28, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

A member of the Iraqi security forces gestures at a government complex in the city of Ramadi, December 28, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

A member of the Iraqi security forces gestures at a government complex in the city of Ramadi, December 28, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer
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Smoke rises during an air strike in Ramadi city, December 26, 2015.  REUTERS/Stringer

Smoke rises during an air strike in Ramadi city, December 26, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Smoke rises during an air strike in Ramadi city, December 26, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer
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Iraqi security forces gather to advance towards the center of Ramadi city, December 25, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Iraqi security forces gather to advance towards the center of Ramadi city, December 25, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Iraqi security forces gather to advance towards the center of Ramadi city, December 25, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer
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Mourners react over the coffin of a member from the Iraqi security forces, who was killed in the city of Ramadi,  during the funeral in Najaf, south of Baghdad, December 27 2015. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Mourners react over the coffin of a member from the Iraqi security forces, who was killed in the city of Ramadi, during the funeral in Najaf, south of Baghdad, December 27 2015. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Mourners react over the coffin of a member from the Iraqi security forces, who was killed in the city of Ramadi, during the funeral in Najaf, south of Baghdad, December 27 2015. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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Iraqi security forces ride on military vehicles as they advance towards the center of Ramadi city, Iraq, December 24, 2015.  REUTERS/Stringer

Iraqi security forces ride on military vehicles as they advance towards the center of Ramadi city, Iraq, December 24, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Iraqi security forces ride on military vehicles as they advance towards the center of Ramadi city, Iraq, December 24, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer
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Destroyed buildings are seen in Ramadi December 24, 2015.  REUTERS/Stringer

Destroyed buildings are seen in Ramadi December 24, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Destroyed buildings are seen in Ramadi December 24, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer
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Smoke rises during an air strike in Ramadi city, December 25, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Smoke rises during an air strike in Ramadi city, December 25, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Smoke rises during an air strike in Ramadi city, December 25, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer
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A tank of the Iraqi security forces is seen in Ramadi December 24, 2015.  REUTERS/Stringer

A tank of the Iraqi security forces is seen in Ramadi December 24, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

A tank of the Iraqi security forces is seen in Ramadi December 24, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer
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Destroyed buildings are seen in Ramadi December 24, 2015.  REUTERS/Stringer

Destroyed buildings are seen in Ramadi December 24, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Destroyed buildings are seen in Ramadi December 24, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer
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Iraqi security forces gather to advance towards the center of Ramadi city, December 22, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Iraqi security forces gather to advance towards the center of Ramadi city, December 22, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Iraqi security forces gather to advance towards the center of Ramadi city, December 22, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer
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Iraqi security forces cross a bridge built by corps of engineers over the Euphrates in Ramadi, December 22, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Iraqi security forces cross a bridge built by corps of engineers over the Euphrates in Ramadi, December 22, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Iraqi security forces cross a bridge built by corps of engineers over the Euphrates in Ramadi, December 22, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer
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Smoke rises above a building during an air strike in Ramadi city, December 24, 2015.  REUTERS/Stringer

Smoke rises above a building during an air strike in Ramadi city, December 24, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Smoke rises above a building during an air strike in Ramadi city, December 24, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer
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