July 10, 2017 14:39 IST

Battle for Mosul, from the beginning

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Smoke rises at Islamic State militants' positions in the town of Naweran, near Mosul. Credit: Reuters
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An Iraqi soldier stands next to a detained man accused of being an Islamic State fighter at a check point in Qayyara, south of Mosul. Credit: Reuters
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A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter looks over as he stands on the top of a humvee in front of an Islamic State militants' position outside the town of Naweran near Mosul. Credit: Reuters
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Newly displaced people wait to receive food supplies at a processing center for displaced people In Qayyara, south of Mosul. Credit: Reuters
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Displaced people, who fled Islamic State militants, cross the bridge in Al-Muthanna neighborhood of Mosul. Credit: Reuters