An Iraqi special forces Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) member looks through a window of a Humvee towards a family fleeing Mosul's al-Mithaq neighborhood on January 8, 2017, during an ongoing military operation against the Islamic State (IS) group militants.
Elite Iraqi forces battling the Islamic State group in eastern Mosul reached the Tigris River that splits the city in two for the first time, a spokesman said.
 / AFP / Dimitar DILKOFF        (Photo credit should read DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images)