Theme of the week: The war ground at Mosul

Updated: Jun 28, 2017, 21:50
  • Theme of the week: The war ground at Mosul
    Iraqi forces take a position on the roof of a building as they advance towards Mosul's Old City on June 18, 2017, during the ongoing offensive by Iraqi forces to retake the last district still held by the Islamic State group. Military commanders told AFP the assault had begun at dawn, after overnight air strikes by the US-led coalition backing Iraqi forces, and that the jihadists were putting up fierce resistance. All pics/AFP
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  • Theme of the week: The war ground at Mosul
    An Iraqi forces member fires a 23 mm anti-aircraft gun as they advance towards the Old City of Mosul on June 19, 2017 during an ongoing offensive to retake the last district still held by the Islamic State (IS) group fighters. Iraqi forces pushed deeper into Mosul's Old City after launching a final assault on the Islamic State group, warning civilians to stay inside and telling jihadists to "surrender or die".
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  • Theme of the week: The war ground at Mosul
    Iraqis flee from the Old City of Mosul on June 20, 2017, during the ongoing offensive by Iraqi forces to retake the last district still held by the Islamic State (IS) group.
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  • Theme of the week: The war ground at Mosul
    An Iraqi carries a wounded man while fleeing from the Old City of Mosul as Iraqi forces advance on June 20, 2017, during the ongoing offensive to retake the last district still held by the Islamic State (IS) group.
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  • Theme of the week: The war ground at Mosul
    An Iraqi boy carries a birdcage on his back as he flees from the Old City of Mosul on June 20, 2017 during the ongoing offensive by Iraqi forces to retake the last district still held by the Islamic State (IS) group.
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  • Theme of the week: The war ground at Mosul
    Iraqis flee from the Old City of Mosul on June 22, 2017, during the ongoing offensive by Iraqi forces to retake the last district still held by the Islamic State (IS) group.
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The ongoing offensive by Iraqi forces to retake the last district still held by the Islamic State group has turned the Old city of Mosul into a battle ground. These photos show Iraqis are fleeing to save themselves from the turmoil...

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