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Iraqi forces enter Mosul

Iraqi special forces have for the first time entered the outskirts of Mosul, as they attempt to drive Islamic State (IS) militants from the northern city. Photojournalist Ayman Oghanna has been travelling with them.

A female civilian hugs a solider after the Golden Division captured Bazwaya, the last village on the outskirts of Mosul (24 October 2016) Image copyright Ayman Oghanna for BBC
Major Salam Jasim (centre) of the Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service near Tob Twaya (24 October 2016) Image copyright Ayman Oghanna for BBC
Iraqi special forces patrol Tob Zwaya (24 October 2016) Image copyright Ayman Oghanna for BBC
Member of Counter-Terrorism Service carries an elderly civilian to safety during a firefight in Tob Zwaya (24 October 2016) Image copyright Ayman Oghanna for BBC
A Golden Division soldier passes ammunition up to his Humvee's gunner during the battle for Bazwaya (24 October 2016) Image copyright Ayman Oghanna for BBC
Children greet Iraqi troops as they enter eastern Mosul (1 November 2016) Image copyright Ayman Oghanna for BBC
A young boy sits with his family in a room crowded with civilians in Kukjali, an eastern district of Mosul (1 November 2016) Image copyright Ayman Oghanna for BBC
A group of civilians sit, eat and smoke cigarettes with Iraqi soldiers in eastern Mosul (1 November 2016) Image copyright Ayman Oghanna for BBC
Iraqi security forces search for IS militants and positions after fighting their way into an eastern district of Mosul (1 November 2016) Image copyright Ayman Oghanna for BBC
First Lieutenant Alaa sits with a group of civilians after his unit fought its way into Kukjali (1 November 2016) Image copyright Ayman Oghanna for BBC

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