Fighting

A girl who is fleeing the fighting between Islamic State and the Iraqi army in Mosul sits inside a bus at a Peshmerga checkpoint in Iraq November 14, 2016. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

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A girl who is fleeing the fighting between Islamic State and the Iraqi army in Mosul sits inside a bus at a Peshmerga checkpoint in Iraq. Photo Zohra Bensemra/Reuters 

Syrian government forces walk in the strategic area of the Bazo hilltop, north of Khan Tuman on the southern outskirts of the northern embattled Syrian city of Aleppo as they advance in the ongoing offensive to the seize rebel-held eastern part of the city on October 25, 2016.

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Syrian government forces walk in the strategic area of the Bazo hilltop, north of Khan Tuman on the southern outskirts of the northern embattled Syrian city of Aleppo as they advance in the ongoing offensive to the seize rebel-held eastern part of the city. Photo Georges Ourfalian/AFP/Getty

Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters fire a multiple rocket launcher from a position in Sheikh Ali village near the town of Bashiqa, some 25 kilometres north east of Mosul during an operation against Islamic State group jihadists to retake the main hub city.

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Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters fire a multiple rocket launcher from a position in Sheikh Ali village near the town of Bashiqa, some 25 kilometres north east of Mosul, Iraq during an operation against Islamic State group jihadists to retake the main hub city. Photo Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty 

A member of the Syrian Civil Defence, known as the White Helmets, stands amid the rubble of a destroyed building during a rescue operation following reported air strikes in the rebel-held Qatarji neighbourhood of the northern city of Aleppo, on October 17, 2016.  Dozens of civilians were killed as air strikes hammered rebel-held parts of Aleppo early morning, despite Western warnings of potential sanctions against Syria and Russia over attacks on the city. Both Russian and Syrian warplanes are carrying out air strikes over Aleppo in support of a major offensive by regime forces to capture rebel-held parts of the northern city.  / AFP PHOTO / KARAM AL-MASRIKARAM AL-MASRI/AFP/Getty Images

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A member of the Syrian Civil Defence, known as the White Helmets, stands amid the rubble of a destroyed building during a rescue operation following reported air strikes in the rebel-held Qatarji neighbourhood of the northern city of Aleppo. Photo Karam Al-Masri/AFP/Getty 

A member of the Kurdish police known as the Asayesh, observes enemy positions from a lookout point in the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakeh during ongoing fighting with regime forces on August 22, 2016. Fierce overnight clashes with regime forces allowed the Kurds to advance mostly in the south of the city, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.   / AFP PHOTO / DELIL SOULEIMANDELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images

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A member of the Kurdish police known as the Asayesh, observes enemy positions from a lookout point in the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakeh during ongoing fighting with regime forces 

Tribesmen loyal to Houthi rebels hold their weapons during a gathering aimed at mobilizing more fighters into battlefronts in several Yemeni cities, in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, June 20, 2016. Yemen's civil war has killed some 9,000 people since March 2015 — a third of them civilians, according to the United Nations. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

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Tribesmen loyal to Houthi rebels hold their weapons during a gathering aimed at mobilising more fighters into battlefronts in several Yemeni cities, in Sanaa, Yemen 

TOPSHOT - Iraqi pro-government forces fire an anti-tank cannon near al-Sejar village, north-east of Fallujah, on May 25, 2016, as they take part in a major assault to retake the city from the Islamic State (IS) group. Iraqi forces, consisting of special forces, soldiers, police, paramilitary-fighters and pro-government tribesmen, launched a major assault to retake Fallujah, the scene of deadly battles during the US occupation and one of the toughest targets yet in Baghdad's war on the Islamic State group. / AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYEAHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images

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Iraqi pro-government forces fire an anti-tank cannon near al-Sejar village, north-east of Fallujah as they take part in a major assault to retake the city from the Islamic State group 

TOPSHOT - Yemeni tribesmen from the Popu...TOPSHOT - Yemeni tribesmen from the Popular Resistance Committees, supporting forces loyal to Yemen's Saudi-backed President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, hold a position during clashes with Shiite Huthi rebels west of the city of Taez, on March 21, 2016. Since March 19, fighting has raged in the outskirts of third city Taez as rebels try to retake positions lost in recent weeks to loyalists, military sources said.  / AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-BASHAAHMAD AL-BASHA/AFP/Getty Images

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Yemeni tribesmen from the Popular Resistance Committees, supporting forces loyal to Yemen‘s Saudi-backed President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, hold a position during clashes with Shia Huthi rebels west of the city of Taez

Iraqi civilians drive towards a safe are...Iraqi civilians drive towards a safe area on March 10, 2016 after government forces retook the town of Zankura, northwest of Ramadi, in Anbar province, from the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group.  Iraqi forces retook a town from the Islamic State jihadist group in Anbar province Thursday and evacuated 10,000 civilians as they advanced up the Euphrates valley, a security spokesman said. The sprawling province of Anbar -- which borders  Syria, Jordan and Saudi Arabia -- was at the heart of the "caliphate" that IS proclaimed in 2014. The jihadist group still holds most of the province but the noose is tightening around some of its key bastions.  / AFP PHOTO / MOADH AL-DULAIMIMOADH AL-DULAIMI/AFP/Getty Images

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Iraqi civilians drive towards a safe area after government forces retook the town of Zankura, northwest of Ramadi, in Anbar province, from the Islamic State jihadist group 

Common Buzzards near Budapest

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Common buzzards (Buteo buteo) fighting over food in Pacsmagi-tavak Nature Reserve near Tamasi, Hungary.

A resident gestures as she talks standing on the rubble of a destroyed house in the mostly-Kurdish town of Silopi, in southeastern Turkey, near the border with Iraq, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016. Turkey's prime minister announced Tuesday that military operations against Kurdish rebels have ended in one mainly Kurdish southeastern town. The military is still fighting militants linked to the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, in two other urban areas. (AP Photo/Mahmut Bozarslan)

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A resident gestures as she as she stands on the rubble of a destroyed house in the mostly-Kurdish town of Silopi, in southeastern Turkey, near the border with Iraq. Turkey’s prime minister announced on Tuesday that military operations against Kurdish rebels have ended in one mainly Kurdish southeastern town

clashes...epa05034434 Palestinians hurl stones at Israeli troops during clashes followed the funeral of Shadi Arafeh, in the West Bank city of Hebron 20 November 2015. According to reports, three people were killed, including Arafeh, on 19 November when a Palestinian opened fire on an Israeli car in the West Bank, near the Gush Etzion settlement bloc, before hitting his vehicle onto walkers.  EPA/ABED AL HASHLAMOUN

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Palestinians hurl stones at Israeli troops during clashes followed the funeral of Shadi Arafeh, in the West Bank city of Hebron 

TOPSHOTS A newborn lies on a bed in a ci...TOPSHOTS A newborn lies on a bed in a civilian hospital on September 6 ,2015 in Kobane, northern Syria. Several Turkish soldiers were killed on September 6, 2015 in a major attack in southeastern Hakkari province suspected to have been carried out by Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants, reports said. AFP PHOTO/YASIN AKGULYASIN AKGUL/AFP/Getty Images

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A newborn baby lies on a bed in a civilian hospital in Kobane, northern Syria. Several Turkish soldiers were killed on Sunday in a major attack in southeastern Hakkari province suspected to have been carried out by Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants, reports said

An Iraqi Shia fighter from the Popular Mobilisation force holds his weapon as he keeps position during a battle against jihadists from the Islamic State group to retake the strategic town Baiji, north of Tikrit, on Monday

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An Iraqi Shia fighter from the Popular Mobilisation force holds his weapon as he keeps position during a battle against jihadists from the Islamic State group to retake the strategic town Baiji, north of Tikrit, on Monday

Afghan spectators bet money on the sidel...Afghan spectators bet money on the sidelines of a quail fight in Kabul on May 28, 2015. A popular sport in Afghanistan, two birds are placed inside a circle and made to fight each other until any one of the bird runs out of the circle and the bird that stays is declared the winner. Bird fighting was not allowed during the years of rule by the Taliban regime. AFP PHOTO / FARSHAD USYANFARSHAD USYAN/AFP/Getty Images

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Afghan spectators in Kabul bet money on the sidelines of a quail fight, a popular sport in Afghanistan. Two birds are placed inside a circle and made to fight each other until one of the bird runs out of the circle and the bird that stays is declared the winner. Bird fighting was not allowed during the years of rule by the Taliban regime 

Iraqi soldiers fire towards Islamic State (IS) group positions in the Garma district of Anbar province west of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, on Tuesday. Iraq's army and allied paramilitary forces massed around Anbar's provincial capital Ramadi, looking for swift action to recapture the city from the Islamic State group before it builds up defences

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Iraqi soldiers fire towards Islamic State (IS) group positions in the Garma district of Anbar province west of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, on Tuesday. Iraq’s army and allied paramilitary forces massed around Anbar’s provincial capital Ramadi, looking for swift action to recapture the city from the Islamic State group before it builds up defences

Habibe Biyali stands inside a room in her house heavily damaged by fighting in Kumanovo, Macedonia, Monday, May 11, 2015.  Residents are returning to their homes in a northern Macedonian town where a fierce weekend battle between special police units and alleged ethnic Albanian militants left 22 dead and at least 37 injured

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Habibe Biyali stands inside a room in her house heavily damaged by fighting in Kumanovo, Macedonia on Monday. Residents are returning to their homes in a northern Macedonian town where a fierce weekend battle between special police units and alleged ethnic Albanian militants left 22 dead and at least 37 injured

A woman reacts as she looks at a damaged church in Donetsk's Oktyabrski district...A woman reacts as she looks at a damaged church in Donetsk's Oktyabrski district, March 9, 2015. REUTERS/Marko Djurica (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT)A woman reacts as she looks at a damaged church in Donetsk's Oktyabrski district...A woman reacts as she looks at a damaged church in Donetsk's Oktyabrski district, March 9, 2015. REUTERS/Marko Djurica (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT)

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A woman reacts as she looks at a damaged church in Donetsk’s Oktyabrski district, Ukraine.

A pro-Russian rebel takes a ribbon from his arm in Debaltseve, eastern Ukraine on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. The ribbons are used as a form of identification. After weeks of relentless fighting, the embattled Ukrainian rail hub of Debaltseve fell Wednesday to Russia-backed separatists, who hoisted a flag in triumph over the town. The Ukrainian president confirmed that he had ordered troops to pull out and the rebels reported taking hundreds of soldiers captive.

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A pro-Russian rebel takes a ribbon from his arm in Debaltseve, eastern Ukraine on Thursday. The ribbons are used as a form of identification. After weeks of relentless fighting, the embattled Ukrainian rail hub of Debaltseve fell Wednesday to Russia-backed separatists, who hoisted a flag in triumph over the town

A Pro-Russian separatist fighter holds a...A Pro-Russian separatist fighter holds a grenade as he stands guard at a check point on September 10, 2014 on a road of the Donetsk airport.   Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Wednesday that most Russian troops had been withdrawn from the country, in a move he said boosted the prospects for peace.                                 AFP PHOTO/PHILIPPE DESMAZESPHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images

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A Pro-Russian separatist fighter holds a grenade as he stands guard at a checkpoint on a road to Donetsk airport. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Wednesday most Russian troops had been withdrawn from the country, in a move he said boosted the prospects for peace