Licensed to London News Pictures. 11/11/2016. Mosul, Iraq. A soldier, of the Iraqi Army's 9th Armoured Division, hands a sack of food to a female resident of Mosul's Al Intisar district during a visit by his unit. The Al Intisar district was taken four days ago by Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and, despite its proximity to ongoing fighting between ISF and ISIS militants, many residents still live in the settlement without regular power and water and with dwindling food supplies.
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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