Licensed to London News Pictures. 20/10/2016. A young shepherd tends to his herd beneath a cloud of smoke rising from burning oil wells. The wells were set alight in July by retreating Islamic State militants as part of a scorched earth policy.
Since being retaken from the Islamic State the town of Qayyarah has become an important staging post for the Iraqi Army, and some US support elements, in the buildup to the Mosul offensive. Photo credit: Matt Cetti-Roberts/LNP
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