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Peshmerga fighters jump off their pick up truck to take position as the Iraqi Kurdish forces pushed deeper into the town of Bashiqa during street battles against Islamic State (IS) group jihadists on November 8, 2016.
Capturing Bashiqa would be one of the final steps in securing the eastern approaches to Mosul, three weeks into an offensive by Iraqi forces to retake the country's second city.
The town was under the "complete control" of Kurdish peshmerga forces, Jabbar Yawar, the secretary general of the Kurdish regional ministry responsible for the fighters, told AFP. / AFP PHOTO / Odd ANDERSEN