March 2, 2017 11:09 IST

Brutal street battle for Mosul

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Smoke rises after an airstrike, during the battle against Islamic State militants, at the district of al-Mamoun in Mosul, Iraq, March 1, 2017. Credit: Reuters
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An Iraqi special forces soldier runs for cover during a battle with Islamic State militants in Mosul, Iraq March 1, 2017. Credit: Reuters
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An Iraqi special forces soldier fires a rifle as other soldiers runs across a street during a battle in Mosul, Iraq March 1, 2017. Credit: Reuters
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An Iraqi special forces soldier searches a house during a battle with Islamic State militants in Mosul, Iraq March 1, 2017. Credit: Reuters
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An Iraqi special forces soldier smokes as he takes a break during a battle between Iraqi special forces soldiers and Islamic State militants in Mosul, Iraq March 1, 2017. Credit: Reuters