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A soldier from the Iraqi Special Forces 2nd division carrying a rocket propelled grenade (RPG) takes up a position to prepare for a suicide bomb vehicle that was reported to be moving towards their position as they engage with Islamic State (IS) group fighters in Mosul's Karkukli neighbourhood in Iraq on November 14, 2016. (Photo by Odd Andersen/AFP Photo)

A soldier from the Iraqi Special Forces 2nd division carrying a rocket propelled grenade (RPG) takes up a position to prepare for a suicide bomb vehicle that was reported to be moving towards their position as they engage with Islamic State (IS) group fighters in Mosul's Karkukli neighbourhood in Iraq on November 14, 2016. (Photo by Odd Andersen/AFP Photo)



Iraqi army soldiers fire mortars against the Islamic State militants, at Shahrazad village 2 miles (3 kilometers) east of Mosul, Iraq, Monday, November 14, 2016. A suicide bombing in Iraq targeted the Shiite sacred city of Karbala on Monday, killing at least six civilians, the latest attempt by the Islamic State group to distract from the government forces' offensive on the IS-held northern city of Mosul. (Photo by Hussein Malla/AP Photo)

Iraqi army soldiers fire mortars against the Islamic State militants, at Shahrazad village 2 miles (3 kilometers) east of Mosul, Iraq, Monday, November 14, 2016. A suicide bombing in Iraq targeted the Shiite sacred city of Karbala on Monday, killing at least six civilians, the latest attempt by the Islamic State group to distract from the government forces' offensive on the IS-held northern city of Mosul. (Photo by Hussein Malla/AP Photo)



Women try to grab food supplies through a window at a school used as a food distribution point in Hammam Al-Alil, Iraq, November 13, 2016. (Photo by Zohra Bensemra/Reuters)

Women try to grab food supplies through a window at a school used as a food distribution point in Hammam Al-Alil, Iraq, November 13, 2016. (Photo by Zohra Bensemra/Reuters)



Iraqi soldiers prepare to fire mortar towards Islamic state militants' positions in the town of Bawiza, north of Mosul, Iraq, November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ari Jalal/Reuters)

Iraqi soldiers prepare to fire mortar towards Islamic state militants' positions in the town of Bawiza, north of Mosul, Iraq, November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ari Jalal/Reuters)



Member of the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service fies his weapon at Islamic State militants in the al-Zahraa neighborhood of Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Jadallah/Reuters)

Member of the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service fies his weapon at Islamic State militants in the al-Zahraa neighborhood of Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Jadallah/Reuters)



Member of the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service firing his weapon at Islamic State militants in the al-Zahraa neighborhood of Mosul, Iraq Novemebr 13, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Jadallah/Reuters)

Member of the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service firing his weapon at Islamic State militants in the al-Zahraa neighborhood of Mosul, Iraq Novemebr 13, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Jadallah/Reuters)



A boy holds an empty bullet belt as he sits at a school used as a food distribution point in Hammam Al-Alil, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Zohra Bensemra/Reuters)

A boy holds an empty bullet belt as he sits at a school used as a food distribution point in Hammam Al-Alil, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Zohra Bensemra/Reuters)



Member of the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service fires his weapon at Islamic State militants in the al-Zahraa neighborhood of Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Jadallah/Reuters)

Member of the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service fires his weapon at Islamic State militants in the al-Zahraa neighborhood of Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Jadallah/Reuters)



Members of the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service exchange fire during a battle with Islamic State militantss in the al-Zahraa neighborhood of Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Jadallah/Reuters)

Members of the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service exchange fire during a battle with Islamic State militantss in the al-Zahraa neighborhood of Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Jadallah/Reuters)



An armoured vehicle used by Islamic State militants is seen in Bawiza, north of Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ari Jalal/Reuters)

An armoured vehicle used by Islamic State militants is seen in Bawiza, north of Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ari Jalal/Reuters)



An Iraqi soldier stands near an armoured vehicle used by Islamic State militants in Bawiza, north of Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ari Jalal/Reuters)

An Iraqi soldier stands near an armoured vehicle used by Islamic State militants in Bawiza, north of Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ari Jalal/Reuters)



Iraqi soldiers look at an armoured vehicle used by Islamic State militants in Bawiza, north of Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ari Jalal/Reuters)

Iraqi soldiers look at an armoured vehicle used by Islamic State militants in Bawiza, north of Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ari Jalal/Reuters)



Member of the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service fires his weapon at  Islamic State militants in the al-Zahraa neighborhood of Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Jadallah/Reuters)

Member of the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service fires his weapon at Islamic State militants in the al-Zahraa neighborhood of Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Jadallah/Reuters)



Members of the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service exchange fire during a battle with Islamic State militants in the al-Zahraa neighborhood of Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Jadallah/Reuters)

Members of the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service exchange fire during a battle with Islamic State militants in the al-Zahraa neighborhood of Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Jadallah/Reuters)



Member of the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service fires his weapon at Islamic State militants in the al-Zahraa neighborhood of Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Jadallah/Reuters)

Member of the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service fires his weapon at Islamic State militants in the al-Zahraa neighborhood of Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Jadallah/Reuters)



Member of the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service moves during a fight with Islamic State militants in the al-Zahraa neighborhood of Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Jadallah/Reuters)

Member of the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service moves during a fight with Islamic State militants in the al-Zahraa neighborhood of Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Jadallah/Reuters)



Iraqi soldiers walk towards an armoured vehicle used by Islamic State militants in Bawiza, north of Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ari Jalal/Reuters)

Iraqi soldiers walk towards an armoured vehicle used by Islamic State militants in Bawiza, north of Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ari Jalal/Reuters)



A member of the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service exchanges fire during a fight with Islamic State militants in the al-Zahraa neighborhood of Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Jadallah/Reuters)

A member of the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service exchanges fire during a fight with Islamic State militants in the al-Zahraa neighborhood of Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Jadallah/Reuters)



A sniper with the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service fires his weapon at Islamic State militants in the al-Zahraa neighborhood of Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Jadallah/Reuters)

A sniper with the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service fires his weapon at Islamic State militants in the al-Zahraa neighborhood of Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Jadallah/Reuters)



Smoke rises from an area controlled by the Islamic State after a member of the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service fires mortars during a fight with Islamic State militants in the al-Zahraa neighborhood of Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Jadallah/Reuters)

Smoke rises from an area controlled by the Islamic State after a member of the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service fires mortars during a fight with Islamic State militants in the al-Zahraa neighborhood of Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Jadallah/Reuters)



Members of the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service exchange fire during a fight with Islamic State militants in the al-Zahraa neighborhood of Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Jadallah/Reuters)

Members of the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service exchange fire during a fight with Islamic State militants in the al-Zahraa neighborhood of Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Jadallah/Reuters)



A tank made of wood that was used by Islamic State militants as a diversion tactic is seen in Bawiza, north of Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ari Jalal/Reuters)

A tank made of wood that was used by Islamic State militants as a diversion tactic is seen in Bawiza, north of Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ari Jalal/Reuters)



An Iraqi soldier holds a scuplture as he stands beside a tank made of wood that was used by Islamic State militants as a diversion tactic in Bawiza, north of Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ari Jalal/Reuters)

An Iraqi soldier holds a scuplture as he stands beside a tank made of wood that was used by Islamic State militants as a diversion tactic in Bawiza, north of Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ari Jalal/Reuters)



A member of the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service moves from house to house during a fight with  Islamic State militants in the al-Zahraa neighborhood of Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Jadallah/Reuters)

A member of the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service moves from house to house during a fight with Islamic State militants in the al-Zahraa neighborhood of Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Jadallah/Reuters)



A displaced man sleeps on the table at a school used as a shelter in Bawiza, north of Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ari Jalal/Reuters)

A displaced man sleeps on the table at a school used as a shelter in Bawiza, north of Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ari Jalal/Reuters)



Displaced Iraqi boys cry after their father was killed by a mortar launched by Islamic State militants at Samah neighborhood during a fight between the militants and the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service, in Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Jadallah/Reuters)

Displaced Iraqi boys cry after their father was killed by a mortar launched by Islamic State militants at Samah neighborhood during a fight between the militants and the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service, in Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Jadallah/Reuters)



A displaced Iraqi boy holds up a white flag while fleeing Samah neighborhood during a fight between Islamic State militants and the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service in Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Jadallah/Reuters)

A displaced Iraqi boy holds up a white flag while fleeing Samah neighborhood during a fight between Islamic State militants and the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service in Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Jadallah/Reuters)



Displaced Iraqi boys cry after their father was killed by a mortar launched by Islamic State militants at Samah neighborhood during a fight between the militants and the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service, in Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Jadallah/Reuters)

Displaced Iraqi boys cry after their father was killed by a mortar launched by Islamic State militants at Samah neighborhood during a fight between the militants and the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service, in Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Jadallah/Reuters)



Displaced Iraqi boys cry after their father was killed by a mortar launched by Islamic State militants at Samah neighborhood during a fight between the militants and the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service, in Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Jadallah/Reuters)

Displaced Iraqi boys cry after their father was killed by a mortar launched by Islamic State militants at Samah neighborhood during a fight between the militants and the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service, in Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Jadallah/Reuters)



An Iraqi woman receives treatment from Iraqi soldiers after she was wounded at Samah neighborhood during a fight between the militants and the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service, in Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Jadallah/Reuters)

An Iraqi woman receives treatment from Iraqi soldiers after she was wounded at Samah neighborhood during a fight between the militants and the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service, in Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Jadallah/Reuters)



Displaced people flee Samah neighborhood during a fight between the Islamic State militants and the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service, in Mosul November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Jadallah/Reuters)

Displaced people flee Samah neighborhood during a fight between the Islamic State militants and the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service, in Mosul November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Jadallah/Reuters)



An Iraqi woman receives treatment from Iraqi soldiers after she was wounded at Samah neighborhood during a fight between the Islamic State militants and the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service, in Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Jadallah/Reuters)

An Iraqi woman receives treatment from Iraqi soldiers after she was wounded at Samah neighborhood during a fight between the Islamic State militants and the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service, in Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Jadallah/Reuters)



An Iraqi woman receives treatment from Iraqi soldiers after she was wounded at Samah neighborhood during a fight between the Islamic State militants and the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service, in Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Jadallah/Reuters)

An Iraqi woman receives treatment from Iraqi soldiers after she was wounded at Samah neighborhood during a fight between the Islamic State militants and the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service, in Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Jadallah/Reuters)



Displaced people flee Samah neighborhood during a fight between the Islamic State militants and the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service in Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Jadallah/Reuters)

Displaced people flee Samah neighborhood during a fight between the Islamic State militants and the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service in Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Jadallah/Reuters)



Displaced people receive treatment from Iraqi soldiers at Samah neighborhood after they were wounded during a fight between the Islamic State militants and the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service, in Mosul November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Jadallah/Reuters)

Displaced people receive treatment from Iraqi soldiers at Samah neighborhood after they were wounded during a fight between the Islamic State militants and the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service, in Mosul November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Jadallah/Reuters)



A military vehicle of the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service drives in al-Zahraa neighborhood during a fight with Islamic State in Mosul, Iraq Novemebr 13, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Jadallah/Reuters)

A military vehicle of the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service drives in al-Zahraa neighborhood during a fight with Islamic State in Mosul, Iraq Novemebr 13, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Jadallah/Reuters)



Displaced people flee Samah neighborhood in a military vehicle of the Iraqi army during a fight between the Islamic State militants and the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service, in Mosul November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Jadallah/Reuters)

Displaced people flee Samah neighborhood in a military vehicle of the Iraqi army during a fight between the Islamic State militants and the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service, in Mosul November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Jadallah/Reuters)



Displaced people flee Samah neighborhood during a fight between the Islamic State militants and the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service, in Mosul November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Jadallah/Reuters)

Displaced people flee Samah neighborhood during a fight between the Islamic State militants and the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service, in Mosul November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Jadallah/Reuters)



A displaced Iraqi woman cries after she finds out that her 15-year-old son Maitham was killed by an Islamic State mortar in Samah neighborhood, Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Jadallah/Reuters)

A displaced Iraqi woman cries after she finds out that her 15-year-old son Maitham was killed by an Islamic State mortar in Samah neighborhood, Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Jadallah/Reuters)



An Iraqi soldier carries a child as he helps a woman who crossed from an Islamic State fighters-controlled part of Mosul into an Iraqi special forces soldiers-controlled part of Mosul, Iraq November 14, 2016. (Photo by Goran Tomasevic/Reuters)

An Iraqi soldier carries a child as he helps a woman who crossed from an Islamic State fighters-controlled part of Mosul into an Iraqi special forces soldiers-controlled part of Mosul, Iraq November 14, 2016. (Photo by Goran Tomasevic/Reuters)



Iraqi special forces soldiers fire weapons at Islamic State fighters in Mosul, Iraq November 14, 2016. (Photo by Goran Tomasevic/Reuters)

Iraqi special forces soldiers fire weapons at Islamic State fighters in Mosul, Iraq November 14, 2016. (Photo by Goran Tomasevic/Reuters)



A man gestures in front of an Iraqi soldier as he crosses from an Islamic State fighters-controlled part of Mosul into an Iraqi special forces soldiers-controlled part of Mosul, Iraq November 14, 2016. (Photo by Goran Tomasevic/Reuters)

A man gestures in front of an Iraqi soldier as he crosses from an Islamic State fighters-controlled part of Mosul into an Iraqi special forces soldiers-controlled part of Mosul, Iraq November 14, 2016. (Photo by Goran Tomasevic/Reuters)



A man carries his child after as he crosses from an Islamic State fighters-controlled part of Mosul into an Iraqi special forces soldiers-controlled part of Mosul, Iraq November 14, 2016. (Photo by Goran Tomasevic/Reuters)

A man carries his child after as he crosses from an Islamic State fighters-controlled part of Mosul into an Iraqi special forces soldiers-controlled part of Mosul, Iraq November 14, 2016. (Photo by Goran Tomasevic/Reuters)



Iraqi special forces soldiers gesture after Islamic State fighters open fire in Mosul, Iraq November 14, 2016. (Photo by Goran Tomasevic/Reuters)

Iraqi special forces soldiers gesture after Islamic State fighters open fire in Mosul, Iraq November 14, 2016. (Photo by Goran Tomasevic/Reuters)



An Iraqi special forces soldier runs across a street in Mosul, Iraq November 14, 2016. (Photo by Goran Tomasevic/Reuters)

An Iraqi special forces soldier runs across a street in Mosul, Iraq November 14, 2016. (Photo by Goran Tomasevic/Reuters)



A girl who is fleeing the fighting between Islamic State and the Iraqi army in Mosul stands inside a bus at a Peshmerga checkpoint in Iraq November 14, 2016. (Photo by Zohra Bensemra/Reuters)

A girl who is fleeing the fighting between Islamic State and the Iraqi army in Mosul stands inside a bus at a Peshmerga checkpoint in Iraq November 14, 2016. (Photo by Zohra Bensemra/Reuters)



An Iraqi special forces soldier looks at a part of Mosul controlled by Islamic State fighters, Iraq November 14, 2016. (Photo by Goran Tomasevic/Reuters)

An Iraqi special forces soldier looks at a part of Mosul controlled by Islamic State fighters, Iraq November 14, 2016. (Photo by Goran Tomasevic/Reuters)



An Iraqi special forces soldier takes a ride sitting in front of a vehicle in Mosul, Iraq November 14, 2016. (Photo by Goran Tomasevic/Reuters)

An Iraqi special forces soldier takes a ride sitting in front of a vehicle in Mosul, Iraq November 14, 2016. (Photo by Goran Tomasevic/Reuters)



Iraqi soldiers pose with the Islamic State flag along a street in the Intisar district of eastern Mosul, Iraq, November 14, 2016, after capturing the same area from this district from the Islamic State on November 3. (Photo by Air Jalal/Reuters)

Iraqi soldiers pose with the Islamic State flag along a street in the Intisar district of eastern Mosul, Iraq, November 14, 2016, after capturing the same area from this district from the Islamic State on November 3. (Photo by Air Jalal/Reuters)



An Iraqi soldier gestures along a street in the Intisar district of eastern Mosul, Iraq, November 14, 2016. (Photo by Air Jalal/Reuters)

An Iraqi soldier gestures along a street in the Intisar district of eastern Mosul, Iraq, November 14, 2016. (Photo by Air Jalal/Reuters)



Children look at Iraqi soldiers on a patrol in Intisar district of Mosul, Iraq, November 14, 2016. (Photo by Air Jalal/Reuters)

Children look at Iraqi soldiers on a patrol in Intisar district of Mosul, Iraq, November 14, 2016. (Photo by Air Jalal/Reuters)



Members of Syrian Kurdish fighters ride in a military vehicle in the town of Bashiqa, after it was recaptured from the Islamic State, east of Mosul, Iraq, November 12, 2016. (Photo by Azad Lashkari/Reuters)

Members of Syrian Kurdish fighters ride in a military vehicle in the town of Bashiqa, after it was recaptured from the Islamic State, east of Mosul, Iraq, November 12, 2016. (Photo by Azad Lashkari/Reuters)



 Members of Syrian Kurdish fighters ride in a military vehicle in the town of Bashiqa, after it was recaptured from the Islamic State, east of Mosul, Iraq, November 12, 2016. (Photo by Azad Lashkari/Reuters)

Members of Syrian Kurdish fighters ride in a military vehicle in the town of Bashiqa, after it was recaptured from the Islamic State, east of Mosul, Iraq, November 12, 2016. (Photo by Azad Lashkari/Reuters)



Syrian Kurdish fighters ride a military vehicle in the town of Bashiqa, after it was recaptured from the Islamic State, east of Mosul, Iraq, November 12, 2016. (Photo by Azad Lashkari/Reuters)

Syrian Kurdish fighters ride a military vehicle in the town of Bashiqa, after it was recaptured from the Islamic State, east of Mosul, Iraq, November 12, 2016. (Photo by Azad Lashkari/Reuters)



A Syrian Kurdish fighter shaves in the town of Bashiqa, after it was recaptured from the Islamic State, east of Mosul, Iraq, November 12, 2016. (Photo by Azad Lashkari/Reuters)

A Syrian Kurdish fighter shaves in the town of Bashiqa, after it was recaptured from the Islamic State, east of Mosul, Iraq, November 12, 2016. (Photo by Azad Lashkari/Reuters)



A Nineveh Plain Protection Units, or NPU, fighter inspects the interior of a church damaged by Islamic State fighters during their occupation of Qaraqosh, east of Mosul, Iraq, Saturday, November 12, 2016. Qaraqosh, the biggest Christian town on the Nineveh plains in Iraq's north, fell to the Islamic State group in 2014 and was recently retaken by Iraqi government forces. (Photo by Felipe Dana/AP Photo)

A Nineveh Plain Protection Units, or NPU, fighter inspects the interior of a church damaged by Islamic State fighters during their occupation of Qaraqosh, east of Mosul, Iraq, Saturday, November 12, 2016. Qaraqosh, the biggest Christian town on the Nineveh plains in Iraq's north, fell to the Islamic State group in 2014 and was recently retaken by Iraqi government forces. (Photo by Felipe Dana/AP Photo)
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