March 28, 2017 10:37 IST

The sniper wars of Mosul

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An Iraqi rapid response sniper aims his weapon toward a suspected Islamic State sniper's position in western Mosul. Credit: Reuters
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Iraqi rapid response members prepare to cross a route to avoid being hit by Islamic State snipers in western Mosul. Credit: Reuters
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Iraqi special forces and federal police members hide from a sniper during a battle with Islamic State militants in western Mosul. Credit: Reuters
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An Iraqi civilian takes cover from snipers during a battle against Islamic State militants, at the entrance to Dawasa in Mosul. Credit: Reuters
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A sniper of the Iraqi Federal Police takes his position at a destroyed builiding near Islamic State fighters' positions at Bab al Jadid district in the old city of Mosul. Credit: Reuters