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Emirates Red Crescent send aid to Iraqi Kurdish

Operations to retake Mosul - the largest urban centre in the 'caliphate' IS proclaimed over parts of Iraq and Syria in 2014 - are expected to be long and difficult.

Emirates Red Crescent send aid to Iraqi Kurdish
Emirati singer Hussein al-Jasmi (R) and Serwan Barzani (L), commander of the Peshmerga forces, carry roses during a visit on behalf of Emirates Red Crescent to the frontlines on April 2, 2016 in Makhmur, about 280 kilometres (175 miles) north of the capital Baghdad. (SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)
Emirates Red Crescent send aid to Iraqi Kurdish
Emirati singer Hussein al-Jasmi places a rose on portraits of members of the Peshmerga forces, who died during clashes with ISIL militants, during a visit to the frontline, on April 2, 2016 in Makhmur, about 280 kilometres (175 miles) north of the capital Baghdad. Operations to retake Mosul - the largest urban centre in the 'caliphate' IS proclaimed over parts of Iraq and Syria in 2014 - are expected to be long and difficult. (SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)
Emirates Red Crescent send aid to Iraqi Kurdish
Emirati singer Hussein al-Jasmi (R) poses for a picture with Iraqi Kurdish women during a visit to the frontline, on April 2, 2016 in Makhmur, about 280 kilometres (175 miles) north of the capital Baghdad. Operations to retake Mosul - the largest urban centre in the 'caliphate' IS proclaimed over parts of Iraq and Syria in 2014 - are expected to be long and difficult. (SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)
Emirates Red Crescent send aid to Iraqi Kurdish
An Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga member holds roses to place on portraits of comrades, killed during clashes with ISIL militants, on the frontline, on April 2, 2016 in Makhmur, about 280 kilometres (175 miles) north of the capital Baghdad. Operations to retake Mosul - the largest urban centre in the 'caliphate' IS proclaimed over parts of Iraq and Syria in 2014 - are expected to be long and difficult. (SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)
Emirates Red Crescent send aid to Iraqi Kurdish
Emirati singer Hussein al-Jasmi (C) poses for a picture with Peshmerga forces, during a visit to the frontline, on April 2, 2016 in Makhmur, about 280 kilometres (175 miles) north of the capital Baghdad. Operations to retake Mosul - the largest urban centre in the 'caliphate' IS proclaimed over parts of Iraq and Syria in 2014 - are expected to be long and difficult. (SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)
Emirates Red Crescent send aid to Iraqi Kurdish
Emirati singer Hussein al-Jasmi (R) meets members of the Peshmerga forces during a visit to the frontline, on April 2, 2016 in Makhmur, about 280 kilometres (175 miles) north of the capital Baghdad. Operations to retake Mosul - the largest urban centre in the 'caliphate' IS proclaimed over parts of Iraq and Syria in 2014 - are expected to be long and difficult. (SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)
Emirates Red Crescent send aid to Iraqi Kurdish
Emirati singer Hussein al-Jasmi (L) and Serwan Barzani (R), commander of the Peshmerga forces, share food during a visit to the frontline, on April 2, 2016 in Makhmur, about 280 kilometres (175 miles) north of the capital Baghdad. Operations to retake Mosul - the largest urban centre in the 'caliphate' IS proclaimed over parts of Iraq and Syria in 2014 - are expected to be long and difficult. (SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)
Emirates Red Crescent send aid to Iraqi Kurdish
Emirati singer Hussein al-Jasmi looks on during a visit to the frontline, on April 2, 2016 in Makhmur, about 280 kilometres (175 miles) north of the capital Baghdad. Operations to retake Mosul - the largest urban centre in the 'caliphate' IS proclaimed over parts of Iraq and Syria in 2014 - are expected to be long and difficult. (SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)
Emirates Red Crescent send aid to Iraqi Kurdish
Emirati singer Hussein al-Jasmi (L) distributes soft toys to Iraqi children during a visit on behalf of Emirates Red Crescent at the Dibaga camp for displaced Iraqis who fled the violence in the northern city of Mosul, on April 2, 2016 in Makhmur, about 280 kilometres (175 miles) north of the capital Baghdad. (SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)
Emirates Red Crescent send aid to Iraqi Kurdish
Emirati singer Hussein al-Jasmi (L) distributes soft toys to Iraqi children during a visit on behalf of Emirates Red Crescent at the Dibaga camp for displaced Iraqis who fled the violence in the northern city of Mosul, on April 2, 2016 in Makhmur, about 280 kilometres (175 miles) north of the capital Baghdad. (SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)