TOPSHOT - A displaced Iraqi girl who fled the violence in the Islamic State (IS) group stronghold of Mosul, holds a balloon at the Khazer refugee camp for displaced people near the Kurdish checkpoint of Aski kalak, 40 km West of Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq on January 9, 2017. 
Iraqi forces will retake east Mosul from the jihadists within days, a top commander said, after his fighters in the city reached the Tigris River for the first time. / AFP / Dimitar DILKOFF        (Photo credit should read DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images)