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Iraqi Residents of Old City of Mosul Flee Fighting

Iraqi forces last week retook control of the area where the destroyed historic Al-Nuri mosque is located, in the Old city of Mosul, where three years ago the head of the Islamic State group declared the establishment of a caliphate. Residents are fleeing the area, heading for refugee camps, as Iraqi forces continue to battle Islamic State militants in the city.
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Iraqi civilians flee fighting against Islamic State militants in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq, July 1, 2017.
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Iraqi civilians flee fighting against Islamic State militants in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq, July 1, 2017.

Women and children were among the many Iraqi civilians to flee fighting against Islamic State militants in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq, July 1, 2017.
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Women and children were among the many Iraqi civilians to flee fighting against Islamic State militants in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq, July 1, 2017.

Much of the Old City of Mosul is in ruins as Iraqi civilians flee fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants, July 1, 2017.
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Much of the Old City of Mosul is in ruins as Iraqi civilians flee fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants, July 1, 2017.

Much of the Old City of Mosul is in ruins as Iraqi forces battle Islamic State militants for the city. The gate to the entrance of the destroyed al-Nuri mosque was left standing, July 1, 2017.
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Much of the Old City of Mosul is in ruins as Iraqi forces battle Islamic State militants for the city. The gate to the entrance of the destroyed al-Nuri mosque was left standing, July 1, 2017.

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