Licensed to London News Pictures. 11/11/2016. Mosul, Iraq. A soldiers, belonging to the Iraqi Army's 9th Armoured Division, talks to a young boy who is asking for food during a visit to Mosul's Hay Intisar district on the south east of the city. The district was taken by Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) around a week ago and, despite its proximity to ongoing fighting between ISF and ISIS militants, many residents still live in the settlement.
The battle to retake Mosul, which fell June 2014, started on the 16th of October 2016 with Iraqi Security Forces eventually reaching the city on the 1st of November. Since then elements of the Iraq Army and Police have succeeded in pushing into the city and retaking several neighbourhoods allowing civilians living there to be evacuated - though many more remain trapped within Mosul. Photo credit: Matt Cetti-Roberts/LNP
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