June 3, 2017 17:15 IST

Islamic State prepares for last stand in Mosul mosque

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Al-Hadba minaret at the Grand Mosque is seen through a building window in the old city of Mosul, Iraq. Credit: Reuters
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Displaced Iraqi people who fled homes during a fight between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants in al-Zanjili neighbourhood, north of Old City district of Mosul. Credit: Reuters
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Members of federal police walk in a destroyed building at Bab al Jadid district in the old city of Mosul. Credit: Reuters
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A member of Iraqi federal police takes his position at Bab al Jadid district in the old city of Mosul. Credit: Reuters
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Displaced Iraqi people carry their belongings as they flee from western Mosul. Credit: Reuters