IRAQ. Nineveh governorate. Mosul. May 24, 2017. A member of the Iraqi federal police forces takes position during a battle in Dawasa district. The Iraqi forces will launch a new operation to retake the old city area which is still under IS control, in the centre of the western side of Mosul, after surrounding the area from all sides. Thousands of people flee the city every day towards refugee camps due to the fighting.