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Oct 20, 2016

The Battle For Mosul

The Battle For Mosul

The northern Iraqi city of Mosul has been the backdrop for war for many years, decades even. It's latest conquerer iss ISIS, but a large coalition of troops are now attacking the city in the hope of freeing it from those ISIS clutches. The world awaits the result with bated breath.

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Peshmerga forces gather on the east of Mosul during preparations to attack Mosul /REUTERS

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Peshmerga forces gather on the east of Mosul during preparations to attack Mosul /REUTERS

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Peshmerga forces gather on the east of Mosul during preparations to attack Mosul /REUTERS

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Peshmerga forces gather on the east of Mosul during preparations to attack Mosul /REUTERS

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Peshmerga forces gather on the east of Mosul during preparations to attack Mosul /REUTERS

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Peshmerga forces advance in the east of Mosul to attack Islamic State militants in Mosul /REUTERS

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Smoke rises from clashes in the east of Mosul during clashes with Islamic State militants /REUTERS

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Peshmerga forces gather in the east of Mosul to attack Islamic State militants in Mosul /REUTERS

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Peshmerga forces gather in the east of Mosul to attack Islamic State militants in Mosul /REUTERS

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Peshmerga forces gather in the east of Mosul to attack Islamic State militants in Mosul /REUTERS

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Peshmerga forces gather in the east of Mosul to attack Islamic State militants in Mosul /REUTERS

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Peshmerga forces advance in the east of Mosul to attack Islamic State militants in Mosul /REUTERS

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Peshmerga forces gather in the east of Mosul to attack Islamic State militants in Mosul /REUTERS

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Peshmerga forces with western forces advance in the east of Mosul to attack Islamic State militants in Mosul /REUTERS

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Peshmerga forces advance in the east of Mosul to attack Islamic State militants in Mosul /REUTERS

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Peshmerga forces advance in the east of Mosul to attack Islamic State militants in Mosul /REUTERS

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Smoke rises from clashes in the east of Mosul during clashes with Islamic State militants /REUTERS

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A member from western forces stands with his weapon in the east of Mosul /REUTERS

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A car bomb attack is seen in the east of Mosul during clashes with Islamic State militants /REUTERS

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Smoke rises from clashes in the east of Mosul during clashes with Islamic State militants /REUTERS

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Smoke rises from clashes in the east of Mosul during clashes with Islamic State militants /REUTERS

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Smoke rises from clashes in the east of Mosul during clashes with Islamic State militants /REUTERS

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Peshmerga forces advance in the east of Mosul to attack Islamic State militants in Mosul /REUTERS

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A member of Peshmerga forces sits in the back of the military vehicle in the east of Mosul during operation to attack Islamic State militants in Mosul /REUTERS

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Peshmerga forces walk in the east of Mosul during operation to attack Islamic State militants in Mosul /REUTERS

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Smoke rises from clashes in the east of Mosul during clashes with Islamic State militants in Mosul /REUTERS

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Smoke rises from clashes in the east of Mosul during clashes with Islamic State militants /REUTERS

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Smoke rises from clashes in the east of Mosul during clashes with Islamic State militants /REUTERS

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Iraq's Kurdistan region's President Massoud Barzani speaks during a news conference on the outskirts of Mosul /REUTERS

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Member of Peshmerga forces stands on a military vehicle in the east of Mosul /REUTERS

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Peshmerga forces advance in the east of Mosul to attack Islamic State militants in Mosul /REUTERS

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Smoke rises from clashes at Bartila in the east of Mosul during clashes with Islamic State militants /REUTERS

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Christian volunteers, who have joined the Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, take part in a training at a training base in the town of Alqosh /REUTERS

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Peshmerga forces sit in the back of vehicle in the east of Mosul during operation to attack Islamic State militants in Mosul /REUTERS

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A U.S army soldier stands with his weapon at a military base in the Makhmour area near Mosul during an operation to attack Islamic State militants in Mosul /REUTERS

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U.S army soldiers arrive at a military base in the Makhmour area near Mosul during operation to attack Islamic State militants in Mosul /REUTERS

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Peshmerga forces stand around a tunnel used by Islamic State militants on the outskirts of Bartila, east of Mosul during an operation to attack Islamic State militants in Mosul /REUTERS

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Members of the Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) gather on the outskirts of Bartila east of Mosul during an operation to attack Islamic State militants in Mosul /REUTERS

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Peshmerga forces gather on the outskirts of Bartila, east of Mosul, during an operation to attack Islamic State militants in Mosul /REUTERS

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A member of the Peshmerga forces inspects homes on the outskirts of Bartila, east of Mosul, during an operation to attack Islamic State militants in Mosul /REUTERS

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An aviation ordnanceman inspects a bomb on an F/A-18E Super Hornet just before take-off for Mosul, Iraq to provide air-support from the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN 69 carrier in Arabia Gulf /REUTERS

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An F/A-18E Super Hornet takes off for Mosul, Iraq to provide air-support from the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN 69 carrier in Arabia Gulf /REUTERS

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Smoke rises from a bomb taken through the window of a military vehicle in Qayyarah during an operation to attack Islamic State militants in Mosul /REUTERS

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Iraqi army personnel ride on a military vehicle in Qayyarah /REUTERS

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Iraqi security forces gesture in Qayyarah, during an operation to attack Islamic State militants in Mosul /REUTERS

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Iraqi army members stand with thier weapons in Qayyarah /REUTERS

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Video still of militants patrolling the streets of Mosul /REUTERS

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Video still of militants patrolling the streets of Mosul /REUTERS

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