The Brutal, Exhausting Battle for Mosul, in Photos

Iraqi troops battled Islamic State from building to building as refugees fled

The Brutal, Exhausting Battle for Mosul, in Photos The Brutal, Exhausting Battle for Mosul, in Photos
A member of the Iraqi federal police enters a theater in Mosul on April 19, 2017. Seconds later, Islamic State fighters open fire from... The Brutal, Exhausting Battle for Mosul, in Photos
A member of the Iraqi federal police enters a theater in Mosul on April 19, 2017. Seconds later, Islamic State fighters open fire from the other side of the theater. Kainoa Little photo
A federal policemen walks between positions in a movie theater in Mosul on April 19, 2017. Kainoa Little photo
A member of the federal police loads his machine gun before battle on April 19, 2017. The graffiti reads, ‘The heroes of Al Banmur were here.’ Kainoa Little photo
An Islamic State bullet punches through the wall near a Iraqi federal policeman on April 19, 2017. Kainoa Little photo
A federal police sniper, using a .50-caliber rifle he captured from Islamic State, watches over western Mosul on April 9, 2017. Kainoa Little photo
A member of the Nineveh Protection Unit, a Christian militia, stands by an Islamic State tunnel beneath a church in Karamlesh, Iraq, on April 9, 2017. Kainoa Little photo
Refugees fleeing Musharrifah walk miles to be picked up on May 5, 2017. Kainoa Little photo
Refugees receive food aid from the Iraqi military in downtown western Mosul on April 12, 2017. Kainoa Little photo
A woman learns from American and ethnic Burmese medics that her son will survive a sniper shot to the leg on May 5, 2017. The Free Burma Rangers, a medical organization led by Dave Eubank, treated both civilians and soldiers wounded during the battle for northwest Mosul. Kainoa Little photo
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