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The road to Mosul

Military vehicles of the Kurdish Peshmerga forces are seen on the southeast of Mosul, Iraq.


REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

Military vehicles of the Kurdish Peshmerga forces are seen on the southeast of Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

Military vehicles of the Kurdish Peshmerga forces are seen on the southeast of Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari
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A still image from video shows Islamic State militants battling to maintain control around Mosul. 

Amaq News Agency via REUTERS

A still image from video shows Islamic State militants battling to maintain control around Mosul. Amaq News Agency via REUTERS

A still image from video shows Islamic State militants battling to maintain control around Mosul. Amaq News Agency via REUTERS
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Displaced people approach the Kurdish Peshmerga forces on the southeast of Mosul. 

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Displaced people approach the Kurdish Peshmerga forces on the southeast of Mosul. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

Displaced people approach the Kurdish Peshmerga forces on the southeast of Mosul. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari
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Kurdish Peshmerga forces fire a rocket toward Islamic State militants on the southeast of Mosul. 

REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

Kurdish Peshmerga forces fire a rocket toward Islamic State militants on the southeast of Mosul. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

Kurdish Peshmerga forces fire a rocket toward Islamic State militants on the southeast of Mosul. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari
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A displaced man from south of Mosul gives the coordinates of Islamic State militants to Iraqi army, south of Mosul. REUTERS/Stringer

A displaced man from south of Mosul gives the coordinates of Islamic State militants to Iraqi army, south of Mosul. REUTERS/Stringer

A displaced man from south of Mosul gives the coordinates of Islamic State militants to Iraqi army, south of Mosul. REUTERS/Stringer
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Kurdish Peshmerga forces ride on military vehicles on the southeast of Mosul. 

REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

Kurdish Peshmerga forces ride on military vehicles on the southeast of Mosul. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

Kurdish Peshmerga forces ride on military vehicles on the southeast of Mosul. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari
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Smoke rises from clashes with Islamic State militants on the southeast of Mosul. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

Smoke rises from clashes with Islamic State militants on the southeast of Mosul. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

Smoke rises from clashes with Islamic State militants on the southeast of Mosul. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari
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A member of the Kurdish Peshmerga forces checks his weapon in a military vehicle on the southeast of Mosul. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

A member of the Kurdish Peshmerga forces checks his weapon in a military vehicle on the southeast of Mosul. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

A member of the Kurdish Peshmerga forces checks his weapon in a military vehicle on the southeast of Mosul. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari
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A still image from video shows a member of the Islamic State battling to maintain control around Mosul. Amaq News Agency via REUTERS TV

A still image from video shows a member of the Islamic State battling to maintain control around Mosul. Amaq News Agency via REUTERS TV

A still image from video shows a member of the Islamic State battling to maintain control around Mosul. Amaq News Agency via REUTERS TV
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Displaced people, who fled from Al-Shirqat due to Islamic State violence, receive aid on the outskirts of Al-Shirqat, south of Mosul. 

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Displaced people, who fled from Al-Shirqat due to Islamic State violence, receive aid on the outskirts of Al-Shirqat, south of Mosul. REUTERS/Stringer

Displaced people, who fled from Al-Shirqat due to Islamic State violence, receive aid on the outskirts of Al-Shirqat, south of Mosul. REUTERS/Stringer
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A member of the Kurdish Peshmerga forces takes his position in a military vehicle on the southeast of Mosul.

 REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

A member of the Kurdish Peshmerga forces takes his position in a military vehicle on the southeast of Mosul. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

A member of the Kurdish Peshmerga forces takes his position in a military vehicle on the southeast of Mosul. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari
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A displaced woman, who fled Islamic State violence, is seen on the outskirt of Al Qayyarah.

 REUTERS/Stringer

A displaced woman, who fled Islamic State violence, is seen on the outskirt of Al Qayyarah. REUTERS/Stringer

A displaced woman, who fled Islamic State violence, is seen on the outskirt of Al Qayyarah. REUTERS/Stringer
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Kurdish Peshmerga forces gather on the southeast of Mosul. 

REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

Kurdish Peshmerga forces gather on the southeast of Mosul. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

Kurdish Peshmerga forces gather on the southeast of Mosul. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari
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Iraqi security forces gather on the outskirt of Al Qayyarah. 

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Iraqi security forces gather on the outskirt of Al Qayyarah. REUTERS/Stringer

Iraqi security forces gather on the outskirt of Al Qayyarah. REUTERS/Stringer
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Kurdish Peshmerga forces gesture on the southeast of Mosul. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

Kurdish Peshmerga forces gesture on the southeast of Mosul. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

Kurdish Peshmerga forces gesture on the southeast of Mosul. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari
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Kurdish Peshmerga forces ride in military vehicles on the southeast of Mosul. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

Kurdish Peshmerga forces ride in military vehicles on the southeast of Mosul. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

Kurdish Peshmerga forces ride in military vehicles on the southeast of Mosul. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari
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Iraqi soldiers fire a rocket toward Islamic State militants on the outskirts of the Makhmour south of Mosul. REUTERS/Azad Lashkaril

Iraqi soldiers fire a rocket toward Islamic State militants on the outskirts of the Makhmour south of Mosul. REUTERS/Azad Lashkaril

Iraqi soldiers fire a rocket toward Islamic State militants on the outskirts of the Makhmour south of Mosul. REUTERS/Azad Lashkaril
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An Iraqi soldier helps a wounded soldier from clashes in south of Mosul. REUTERS/Stringer

An Iraqi soldier helps a wounded soldier from clashes in south of Mosul. REUTERS/Stringer

An Iraqi soldier helps a wounded soldier from clashes in south of Mosul. REUTERS/Stringer
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A still image from video shows Islamic State militants battling to maintain control around Mosul. 

Amaq News Agency via REUTERS TV

A still image from video shows Islamic State militants battling to maintain control around Mosul. Amaq News Agency via REUTERS TV

A still image from video shows Islamic State militants battling to maintain control around Mosul. Amaq News Agency via REUTERS TV
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Kurdish Peshmerga forces ride on military vehicles on the southeast of Mosul. 

REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

Kurdish Peshmerga forces ride on military vehicles on the southeast of Mosul. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

Kurdish Peshmerga forces ride on military vehicles on the southeast of Mosul. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari
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Military vehicles of the Kurdish Peshmerga forces are seen on the southeast of Mosul. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

Military vehicles of the Kurdish Peshmerga forces are seen on the southeast of Mosul. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

Military vehicles of the Kurdish Peshmerga forces are seen on the southeast of Mosul. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari
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