IRAQ. Nineveh governorate. Near Khazer. October 14, 2016. Newly displaced people who have fled from the city of Mosul, Iraq’s last major Islamic State group stronghold, cry as they meet their relatives who came two years ago to the refugee camp. 

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IRAQ. Nineveh governorate. Khazer. February 2017. Newlyweds Chahad Abed, 16, and Hussain Zeeno Zannun, 26, who fled Mosul, are showered in foam during their wedding party.

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IRAQ. Nineveh governorate. Khazer. November 14, 2016. Iraq’s Battle to Reclaim Its Cities. Bread is distributed to displaced people, at Khazer camp, outside Mosul.

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IRAQ, ASKI KALAK : An Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighter plays a musical instrument on the front line in Khazer, near the Kurdish checkpoint of Aski kalak, 40 km West of Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on August 14, 2014. US military advisors in Iraq are headed for Mount Sinjar to study means of evacuating civilians who have been trapped there by jihadists, a spokesman for the Kurdish peshmerga forces said Wednesday. AFP PHOTO/SAFIN HAMED