Iraqi army soldiers hold a flag from the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group up-side-down in a northeastern district of the city of Mosul on November 24, 2016.
Elite forces gained new ground in east Mosul, looking for fresh momentum as stiffer-than-expected IS resistance threatened to bog down the five-week-old offensive against the jihadists' last major stronghold in Iraq. / AFP / THOMAS COEX        (Photo credit should read THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)