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Iraqi Forces Push Through ISIS-held Mosul as Civilians Flee
Iraqi forces pushed further into the Old City of Mosul this week, getting closer to retaking the Islamic State's last stronghold in Iraq.
Members of the Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Services stand near the destroyed Al-Nuri Mosque, as they continue their offensive to retake the city from the Islamic State, which blew up the mosque and the famed Al-Hadba (hunchback) leaning minaret on June 21 as Iraqi forces closed in.
Iraqi civil defense search and rescue workers search for the bodies of victims under the rubble of buildings in western Mosul's Zanjili district on June 27. With snipers lurking on rooftops and bombs hidden in the rubble, rescue workers are risking their lives in a desperate search for civilians that have been buried.