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  • Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist Manu Brabo spent the end of April and May in Iraq embedded with Peshmerga Kurdish forces. Brabo tells ABC News that he wanted to be there to tell the story of Peshmerga Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq who are fighting to take back territory that ISIS now occupies. The following images are a glimpse into the day and life of those who fight to take back their territory captured by ISIS. Pictured, a Peshmerga fighter from the PAK units (Iran) scans towards ISIS positions at the frontline of Hawijah, 9 miles from Kirkuk Iraqi Kurdistan, May 2016.
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  • Members of Peshmerga Special Units known as Task Force Black stand at their position behind a concrete wall during clashes between Kurdish and Shia militants in the town of Tuz Khourmatu near Makhmour, Iraqi Kurdistan, April 2016.
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  • A Peshmerga fighter rests at home after clashes between Kurdish Peshmerga and Shia militias erupted, causing many casualties on both sides in the village of Tuz Khurmatu, Kirkuk, Iraq, May 2016.
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  • A view of the Peshmerga frontline, 9 miles from Kirkuk Iraqi Kurdistan, May 2016.
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  • Peshmerga soldiers from the PAK (Iran) train at their positions in the frontline of Hawijah, 9 miles from Kirkuk Iraqi Kurdistan, May 2016.
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  • A view of the ISIS-held village of Nasr is seen through binoculars, around 2 miles, from the line of the Peshmerga and Iraqi armies near Makhmour, Iraqi Kurdistan, April 2016.
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  • Peshmerga from the PAK (Iran) assist a group of refugees that have escaped ISIS held territory at the frontline of Hawijah, Iraqi Kurdistan, 2016.
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  • A Norwegian peshmerga soldier plays with his dog at their outpost in the frontline of Hawijah, 9 miles from Kirkuk Iraqi Kurdistan, 2016.
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  • A Peshmerga soldier stands at his watch position at the frontline of Bashiqa, about 9 miles on the outskirts of Mosul, Iraqi Kurdistan, May 2016.
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  • A Peshmerga soldier carries an 81mm mortar shell while preparing to bomb ISIS positions at the frontline of Bashiqa, about 9 miles on the outskirts of Mosul, Iraqi Kurdistan, May 2016.
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  • Mohammed, who escaped the ISIS-held village of Nasr, is seen being helped into a pick-up truck before he was taken to the advanced command post to be interrogated by Peshmerga and Iraqi officers in Makhmour, Iraqi Kurdistan, April 2016.
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  • After escaping from his village, Mohammed and Fazel, young residents of the ISIS-held village of Nasr, are questioned by Peshmerga and Iraqi commanders at a command post near Makhmour, Iraqi Kurdistan, April 2016.
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