An Iraqi-modified T-72M tank belonging to the pro-government Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation) paramilitary forces advances towards the UNESCO-listed ancient city of Hatra, southwest of the northern city of Mosul, during an offensive to retake the area from Islamic State (IS) group fighters, on April 26, 2017.
Hatra is the latest important archaeological site to be recaptured from IS.
Jihadists had embarked on a campaign of destruction against archaeological sites after they seized swathes of Iraq and Syria in a lightning 2014 offensive.
The full extent of the harm to Hatra remains unclear. / AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE (Photo credit should read AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)