Iraqi forces flash the V-sign as they stand on an infantry fighting vehicle loaded on a truck driving through the Al-Shura area, south of Mosul, on Monday, during an operation to retake the city from the Islamic State group. Photo: AFP Iraqi forces flash the V-sign as they stand on an infantry fighting vehicle loaded on a truck driving through the Al-Shura area, south of Mosul, on Monday, during an operation to retake the city from the Islamic State group. Photo: AFP
Iraqi forces flash the V-sign as they stand on an infantry fighting vehicle loaded on a truck driving through the Al-Shura area, south of Mosul, on Monday, during an operation to retake the city from the Islamic State group. Photo: AFP

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Iraqi forces flash the V-sign as they stand on an infantry fighting vehicle loaded on a truck driving through the Al-Shura area, south of Mosul, on Monday, during an operation to retake the city from the Islamic State group. Photo: AFP Iraqi forces flash the V-sign as they stand on an infantry fighting vehicle loaded on a truck driving through the Al-Shura area, south of Mosul, on Monday, during an operation to retake the city from the Islamic State group. Photo: AFP
Iraqi forces flash the V-sign as they stand on an infantry fighting vehicle loaded on a truck driving through the Al-Shura area, south of Mosul, on Monday, during an operation to retake the city from the Islamic State group. Photo: AFP
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