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Mosul Civilians Flee Through Rubble as Iraqi Forces Pound Last IS Areas

Men, women and children walk down the rubble in Mosul’s al-Zanjili neighborhood in search for safety as the U.S.-backed Iraqi forces pound Islamic State from its last pockets in Mosul. VOA’s Kawa Omar took these images depicting the situation in the city.
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A boy and his mother haul a cart with their family belongings after fleeing their home because of IS-Iraqi forces crossfire in Mosul, Iraq, May 31, 2017. (K.Omar/VOA)
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A boy and his mother haul a cart with their family belongings after fleeing their home because of IS-Iraqi forces crossfire in Mosul, Iraq, May 31, 2017. (K.Omar/VOA)

A boy carries mattresses and dust brushes while fleeing the rubble of al-Zanjili to 17th Tamouz neighborhood in Mosul, Iraq, May 31, 2017. (K.Omar/VOA)
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A boy carries mattresses and dust brushes while fleeing the rubble of al-Zanjili to 17th Tamouz neighborhood in Mosul, Iraq, May 31, 2017. (K.Omar/VOA)

A woman passes by an Iraqi forces medical team after receiving food and water from aid groups in 17th Tamouz neighborhood in Mosul, Iraq, May 31, 2017. (K.Omar/VOA)
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A woman passes by an Iraqi forces medical team after receiving food and water from aid groups in 17th Tamouz neighborhood in Mosul, Iraq, May 31, 2017. (K.Omar/VOA)

A journalist stands in wreckage to photograph a group of civilians carrying a ceiling fan and other belongings toward refugee camps in east Mosul, Iraq, May 31, 2017. (K.Omar/VOA)
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A journalist stands in wreckage to photograph a group of civilians carrying a ceiling fan and other belongings toward refugee camps in east Mosul, Iraq, May 31, 2017. (K.Omar/VOA)

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