Photos explain the Iraqi operation in southeastern Mosul
An Iraqi soldier gets a mortar launcher ready to target ISIS positions in Nasr village a couple of kilometers away.
Iraqi army soldiers raise their fingers in a sign of victory indicating good morale ahead of an expected attack on Al-Nasr village that despite expectation did occur on Friday.
Iraqi soldiers take mortar rockets out of boxes to fire them at ISIS positions in Nasr village a couple of kilometers away.
Kurdish Peshmerga forces look on with amazement at a large explosion in Al-Nasr village. It was unclear what caused it but the Kurdish and Iraqi troops believed it was from an artillery or missile attack from nearby American or Iraqi units that might have hit a booby-trapped house or an explosive-laden vehicle.
An Iraqi army’s armored Humvee vehicle is returning from the fight in Al-Nasr village that can be seen in the background where black smoke is rising.
Iraqi army and Kurdish Peshmerga commanders inspect Nasr village through binoculars after mortar rockets were fired at Nasr.
Iraqi soldiers gaze at the nearby Nasr village that the Iraqi troops have been trying to capture for the past week.
A Kurdish Peshmerga soldiers who lost a leg during battles with ISIS stands on top of a armored Humvee vehicle. He operates the high-caliber machine gun mounted on top of the vehicle. Kurdish Peshmerga forces provide support role to Iraqi soldiers launching Nineveh Liberation Operation.
An Iraqi soldier browses through photos of family and friends on his cellphone device as he awaits orders to launch attack on Nasr village.
Soldiers from Division 15 of Iraqi army’s light infantry unit fire mortar rockets toward the uphill Al-Nasr village, south of Mosul city, on Friday Mar. 25.