'Take cover!' Tackling IS car bombs in Iraq

Soldiers from the Iraqi Special Forces 2nd division carrying rocket propelled grenades (RPG) and anti tank missiles take up positions to prepare for a reported suicide bomb vehicle in Mosul's Karkukli neighbourhood, on November 14, 2016It only takes a split second for the expression on the Iraqi soldier’s face to transform from relaxed contentment to absolute terror. The scream slices across the otherwise quiet afternoon in Karkukli, a heavily damaged eastern district of Iraq’s second city Mosul. Special operations forces have seized the western half of Karkukli from the Islamic State group, but the eastern half — like most of Mosul — remains under IS control.

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