Iraqi forces close in on the Islamic State holdout of Fallujah(11 images)

Iraqi government forces forces launched ant offensive aimed at retaking the Islamic State bastion of Fallujah, 30 miles west of Baghdad, amid reports that the organization is shooting civilians as they attempt to escape the embattled city.

Iraqi government forces are shown near the city of Fallujah, Iraq on June 5, 2016, during an operation to regain control of the area. Iraqi forces launched a vast offensive aimed at retaking the ISIS bastion of Fallujah, a city only 30 miles west of Baghdad. Photo by Karrar Hazem/UPI | License Photo
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