The crossing is no ancient rite, but rather an extra hardship caused the flooding of the Tigris and the disassembly of the last pontoon bridge. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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The Iraqi man laid the body of his wife, wrapped in a black shroud, gently on the bow of a small wooden boat and held onto it as a second man rowed slowly to pick up the man's three children standing a few meters away.Mosul's permanent bridges have mostly been destroyed during the seven-month campaign to take the city back from Daesh. The army opened a new front in the war with an armored division trying to advance into the city from the north Thursday and taking back two areas Friday. The Iraqi army said on April 30 that it aimed to complete the retaking of Mosul, the largest city to have fallen under Daesh control in both Iraq and Syria, this month.
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