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IRAQ. Nineveh governorate. Mosul. November 13, 2016. An Iraqi special forces fighter walks with his rifle during fighting with Islamic State militants in eastern Mosul. Iraqi forces battled waves of suicide car bombs as they attempt to advance deeper into eastern Mosul, defended by militants from the so-called Islamic State group. 

Photograph: Felipe Dana/AP


Photos of the day - March 14, 2017

An injured man is carried atop an Iraqi special forces armored vehicle during fighting against Islamic State militants in western Mosul, Iraq; Volkswagen cars are lifted inside a delivery tower of the company in Wolfsburg, Germany; Two men play golf with a tennis ball as a snowstorm sweeps through Times Square in New York; Bicycles are seen reflected in the water of a canal in Delft, Netherlands; and, Children ride on swings in Kabul, Afghanistan.

These are just a few of the photos of the day for March 14, 2017.

(Photos: Felipe Dana/AP, Rainer Jensen/dpa via AP, Mark Lennihan/AP, Yves Herman/Reuters, Rahmat Gul/AP)

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IRAQ. Nineveh governorate. Gogjali. November 3, 2016. An Iraqi special forces soldier puts up a helmet as a decoy as a sniper gets ready to fire on ISIS positions on the eastern edges of Mosul.

Photograph: Marko Drobnjakovic/AP

IRAQ. Nineveh governorate. Mosul. January 18, 2017. A military vehicle of the Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) is seen during an operation to clear the al-Zirai district of Islamic State militants. The Iraqi Army has just announced that it had fully taken control of East Mosul.

Photograph: Muhammad Hamed/Reuters

IRAQ. Nineveh governorate. Mosul. November 16, 2016. Battle For Mosul. A car bomb explodes next to Iraqi special forces armoured vehicles as they advance towards Islamic State-held territory. The Iraqi Special Operations Forces, also known as the Golden Division, is the Iraqi unit that leads the fight against the Islamic State with the support of the airstrikes of the Coalition Forces. They were the first forces to enter the Islamic State-held city of Mosul in November of 2016. 

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Photograph: Felipe Dana/AP

IRAQ. Nineveh governorate. Mosul. November 13, 2016. A Humvee military vehicle from the Iraqi Special Forces 2nd division drives past the charred remains of an ISIS fighter in Mosul’s Arbagiah neighbourhood.

Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty

IRAQ. Al-Anbar governorate. Fallujah. June 17, 2016. Iraqi soldiers gesture in the centre of the city. According to the Associated Press, Iraqi special forces captured a key Fallujah neighbourhood and a government complex from Islamic State group fighters.

Photograph: Thaier Al-Sudani/Reuters