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Iraqi soldiers are seen in a tractor from a Humvee while coming back from the frontline in the Al-Intisar district in Mosul, Iraq. Mosul. Photo Manu Brabo/AP
An Indian Army soldier sits with soldiers of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China after participating in an anti-terror drill during the Sixth India-China Joint Training exercise “Hand in Hand 2016″ at HQ 330 Infantry Brigade India. Photo Indranil Mukherjee/AFP
U.S. soldiers eat their meals to celebrate Thanksgiving Day inside the U.S. army base in Qayyara, south of Mosul, Iraq. Photo Thaier Al-Sudani/Reuters
A member of the Iraqi government forces smokes a cigarette as they rest in the village of al-Khuwayn, south of Mosul, after recapturing it from Islamic State (IS) in part of an ongoing operation to tighten the noose around Mosul and reclaim the last major Iraqi city under IS control. Photo Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images
A member of Syria’s pro-government forces guards a look out point as they advance Aleppo’s rebel-held Bustan al-Basha neighbourhood.”Syrian regime forces advanced from the city centre north into (rebel-held) Bustan al-Basha, and seized a large athletic complex there,” the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. This was the first time the regime had entered the district since 2013 and there had been fierce clashes, they added. Photo George Ourfalian/AFP
Palestinians check a damaged building after the Israeli army carried out an operation hunting down a wanted Palestinian man, in the village of Soref, near Hebron in the West Bank
A Thai army officer adjusts the belt of a member of the honour guard in preparation for the arrival of Laos Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith at the government house in Bangkok, Thailand, on Wednesday
Israeli army paratroopers take part in a training jump in full battle gear over the Palmachim military base near Tel Aviv, Israel
Yemeni army soldiers march during a military academy celebration in Sana’a
U.S. servicemen wait for an opening ceremony of U.S. led joint military exercise “Noble Partner 2016″ in Vaziani, Georgia
A Palestinian protester uses a slingshot to hurl stones towards Israeli troops during clashes in the West Bank village of Araka near Jenin today.
Troops from the Light Dragoons taking part in a night-firing exercise at Warcop Training Area in Cumbria as they returned to business as usual after helping the country cope with Christmas flooding
The 1st Battalion of The Royal Welsh’s newest recruit, Fusilier Llywelyn, with his Goat Major, Fusilier Matthew Owen, before a passing out ceremony at the Officer’s Mess at Lucknow Barracks, on Friday in Wiltshire, England. Fus Llywelyn is the latest in a long line of goats recruited by the regiment since 1844 when Queen Victoria presented the Royal Welsh Fusiliers with its first official Royal goat
A group of soldiers affiliated with an Army unit under the Special Warfare Command sing a martial song after entering a reservoir by breaking the ice on its surface in Hongcheon, South Korea
Members of the Somali military parade after attending a commando training exercise at the United Arab Emirates military training camp in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia
Indian army dare devils display their skills on motorcycles during the Army Day parade in New Delhi, India, Friday
Afghan men sit in an exam to join Afghan National Army in Herat, Afghanistan. Afghan national security forces took over full responsibility for the country’s security on 01 January 2015, as NATO-led coalition forces ended their 13-year-old active combat mission and started a new phase providing training, advice, and assistance, however, the country has since experienced an increase in attacks.
Former Garrison Sergeant Major, The Household Division and London District, WO1 William Mott OBE MVO inspecting Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards. The photo by Sgt Rupert Frere, titled ‘How can you forget to shave?’, has been named Best Overall Professional Army PR Image in the Army Photographic Competition 2015.