February 22, 2017 16:40 IST

Iraqi forces push into Mosul

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Members of the Iraqi rapid response forces fire a missile toward Islamic State militants during a battle in the south of Mosul, Iraq February 19, 2017. Credit: Reuters
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Smoke rises after an explosion of an IED planted by Islamic States fighters in south of Mosul, Iraq February 20, 2017. Credit: Reuters
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Smoke rises next to a position held by the Iraqi rapid response forces during a battle against Islamic State militants in the south of Mosul, Iraq February 19, 2017. Credit: Reuters
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Members of the Iraqi rapid response forces fire a missile toward Islamic State militants during a battle in south of Mosul, Iraq February 19, 2017. Credit: Reuters
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Federal police members stand inside a room where they said Islamic State sniper was hiding at a liberated part of Albu Saif village south of Mosul, Iraq February 21, 2017. Credit: Reuters