TOPSHOT - Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters deploy on the top of Mount Zardak, about 25 kilometres east of Mosul, as they take part in an operation against Islamic State (IS) group jihadists, on October 17, 2016.
Thousands of Iraq's Kurdish peshmerga forces advanced on jihadist-held villages east of Mosul as part of a broad operation to retake the city from the Islamic State group. / AFP / SAFIN HAMED        (Photo credit should read SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)