In new photos from Iraq, refugees who had fled the terrorism of the Islamic State leave the al-Khazer refugee camp for their homes in south Mosul. In October, the American coalition, consisting of the Iraqi Army, the Kurdish Peshmerga, Shia militias like the PMU, Christian militias, and the Turkish Nineveh Guard, descended upon Mosul to free it from the Islamic State. The official operation began on October 17 when it was announced by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, reports the BBC. These are the most recent pictures from the region.
Displaced Iraqis, who had fled the violence around the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, board a bus in the al-Khazer refugee camp some 25-miles east of Arbil, before returning to their villages south of the city of Mosul on January 25, 2017. (SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)
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