May 11, 2017 16:45 IST

Iraqi forces open new front in west Mosul

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Members of Iraqi Rapid response forces look at an air strike during clashes with Islamic State fighters at a frontline in north west of Mosul, Iraq, May 9, 2017. Credit: Reuters
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Members of Iraqi rapid response force stand guard during clashes with Islamic State fighters in north west of Mosul, Iraq May 9, 2017. Credit: Reuters
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A member of Iraqi Rapid response forces runs as he takes cover during clashes with Islamic State fighters, in north west of Mosul, Iraq, May 9, 2017. Credit: Reuters
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A sniper from Iraqi Army aims at Islamic State positions from a school building on the frontline during clashes in north west of Mosul, Iraq, May 8, 2017. Credit: Reuters
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A displaced Iraqi boy is carried as members of the Iraqi Army clash with Islamic State fighters in the north west of Mosul, Iraq, May 5, 2017. Credit: Reuters