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28 hours of hell: CNN organisation held in center of all-out attack in Mosul

Updated 6:04 PM ET, Sat Nov 5, 2016

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Mosul, Iraq (CNN)For some-more than 28 hours, CNN comparison general match Arwa Damon and photojournalist Brice Laine were with Iraqi special army during their pull into ISIS-held Mosul. It was a new proviso of a ransom operation — switching from villages and open turf to a unenlightened city that a well-equipped ISIS is dynamic to defend.

        Iraqi special army allege on a hinterland of Mosul, Iraq, as an airstrike targets ISIS positions on Friday, Nov 4. An Iraqi-led descent is underway to retrieve Mosul, Iraqs second-largest city and a final vital building for ISIS in a country.Iraqi soldiers unit an alley on a hinterland of Mosul on Nov 4. Heavy fighting erupted in Mosuls eastern neighborhoods as Iraqi special army pushed serve into a city.Rockets are dismissed from a Qayyara infantry bottom on Nov 4. Iraq is heading a bloc that also includes Kurdish and American troops.A suspected member of ISIS is incarcerated during a checkpoint nearby Bartella, Iraq, on Nov 4.A procession of trucks carries replaced people divided from Mosul on Nov 4. Iraqi army have released dozens of villages in their allege on Mosul, nonetheless some-more than 1 million civilians are still trapped in a ISIS-held city.Iraqi families rush a fighting on Nov 4 nearby a encampment of Gogjali. Thousands are holding retreat in camps set adult for internally replaced people.A lady pauses in a pathway of a tent in a Khazer stay on Nov 4.Iraqi families container into a lorry to be changed to camps on Thursday, Nov 3.A member of Iraqs special army uses a helmet as a fake while a sniper takes aim during ISIS positions in Gogjali on Nov 3.A child peers by a automobile window in a encampment of Bazwaya on Nov 3.Children play nearby a blazing oil margin in Qayyara, south of Mosul, on Nov 3.A lady waves to Iraqi soldiers patrolling Gogjali on Wednesday, Nov 2.The graves of 8 family members are seen in Faziliya, north of Mosul, on Tuesday, Nov 1. The family was killed in late Oct when their home was strike in an airstrike.An Iraqi special army infantryman searches for a plcae of an ISIS sniper in Gogjali on Nov 1.A male journey a encampment of Bazwaia carries a white dwindle as he arrives during a checkpoint on Nov 1.An Iraqi infantryman guards a Bertilla front on Nov 1. Iraq is heading a bloc that also includes Kurdish and American troops.Iraqi army glow artillery during ISIS targets on a Bertilla front on Nov 1.Iraqi army run for cover after a trebuchet bombard struck nearby a encampment of Bazwaya on Monday, Oct 31.An Iraqi infantryman receives diagnosis after being harmed during clashes with ISIS fighters nearby Bazwaya on Oct 31.Iraqi soldiers lift an harmed comrade nearby Bazwaya on Oct 31.An Iraqi infantryman navigates by a cracked windshield as bloc army allege on Bazwaya on Oct 31.Archbishop Yohanna Petros Mouche, center, performs Mass in a released city of Qaraqosh on Sunday, Oct 30.Children play in a stay for internally replaced people nearby Kirkuk, Iraq, on Oct 30. More than 600 families from Tel Afar, a city west of Mosul, have been vital in a stay given ISIS took control of a area in 2014.Shiite fighters launch missiles opposite ISIS in a encampment of Salmani, south of Mosul, on Oct 30.Shiite fighters allege toward Salmani on Oct 30.Displaced families are seen on a highway nearby Qayyara, south of Mosul, on Saturday, Oct 29.U.S. infantry crew take cover in a fort after a trebuchet alarm was sounded during a bloc atmosphere bottom in Qayyara on Friday, Oct 28. An Iraqi army member stands on tip a infantry automobile nearby a encampment of Sin al-Dhuban, south of Mosul, on Thursday, Oct 27.Iraqi army allege toward Sin al-Dhuban on Oct 27.Women and children suffer over a grave of a family member during a Qayyara tomb shop-worn by ISIS on Oct 27.Iraqis who fled Mosul reunite with kin during a interloper stay in a Khazir area on Wednesday, Oct 26.A family walks nearby billowing fume from blazing oil wells and sulfur fires that were set by ISIS fighters on Oct 26.An Iraqi sovereign military automobile clears a checkpoint in Qayyara on Oct 26.Residents of Qayyara wait for placement of food and H2O rations on Oct 26. Local H2O sources have been infested by a blazing oil and sulfur.A lady wears a facade to assuage her problem respirating due to a infested atmosphere in Qayyara on Oct 26.Iraqi army unit a Kirkuk area for members of ISIS on Oct 25. The apprehension organisation has launched warn attacks in other tools of Iraq, including Kirkuk, to confuse bloc army from a Mosul debate and to tie adult their resources elsewhere.Iraqs counterterrorism army allege toward ISIS positions in Tob Zawa on Oct 25.Soldiers give initial assist to an harmed child in Tob Zawa on Oct 25. Iraqi families transport during a stay for replaced people nearby Qayyara on Monday, Oct 24.Families replaced by a Mosul operation wait for food nearby Qayyara on Oct 24.Displaced families accumulate nearby Qayyara on Oct 24.The replaced accept food nearby Qayyara on Oct 24. Kurdish Peshmerga army take positions as they start to pierce toward a Imam Reza and Tizxirab villages of a Bashiqa district on Sunday, Oct 23.Iraqi army discharge fruit to children in a encampment of al-Khuwayn, south of Mosul, after recapturing it from ISIS on Oct 23.Spent bullet cartridges spawn a transport around a Jihad Hotel on Oct 22, where ISIS militants battled Iraqi confidence army in Kirkuk a prior day.Kurdish confidence army catch a suspected member of ISIS in a eastern suburbs of Kirkuk on Saturday, Oct 22.An Iraqi army member helps a male pull a automobile as they arrive during a interloper stay in Qayyara on Oct 22.Iraqi special army reason a cranky found in a Christian city of Bartella on Oct 22. Iraqi army recaptured Bartella though still faced some insurgency in a area.An Iraqi child who mislaid an eye in fighting between supervision army and ISIS poses for a sketch in a Debaga interloper stay on Oct 22.Gen. Abdel Ghani al-Asadi, who leads Iraqs counterterrorism forces, sits in Bartella on Friday, Oct 21 after a city was reclaimed.Peshmerga fighters demeanour over a encampment during an conflict nearby Bashiqa on Oct 20.A bloc warrior covers his ears before another fires artillery on ISIS positions in Nawaran on Oct 20.Peshmerga army are seen during an conflict on ISIS targets in a encampment of Naveran.A dwindle flies as Peshmerga fighters ready to glow a rocket nearby Bashiqa on Oct 20.A Peshmerga warrior takes aim nearby Naveran on Oct 20.Iraqi soldiers transport along a highway nearby Qayyara as clouds of black fume arise in a sky on Wednesday, Oct 19.Iraqi army glow a howitzer toward a encampment of Tall al-Tibah on Oct 19.Iraqi soldiers lift their weapons in jubilee on a hinterland of Qayyara on Oct 19.Iraqi soldiers demeanour on as fume rises from a Qayyara area.A transport is lonesome with fume from a Qayyara fire.Iraqi army conduct toward a front lines nearby Qayyara on Tuesday, Oct 18.Iraqi army in Bajwaniyah on Oct 18.Smoke rises from an ISIS position after a bloc airstrike in Mosul on Oct 18.Civilians flock sheep from a encampment nearby Mosul on Oct 18. 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