Iraq Mosul Siege

FILE - In this April 18, 2017 file photo, an Iraqi special forces soldier takes a break during heavy fighting to wrest the al-Tanek neighborhood of Mosul, Iraq from Islamic State militants. Iraqi forces are steadily closing in on remaining pockets of territory held by IS in Mosul, but unlike past urban battles against them in Iraq, the militants still hunkered down in the city are mounting a stiff resistance, and the more the battle stretches out, the greater the risk for civilians remaining behind. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)

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