Civilians Face Heightened Danger As Iraqi Forces Fight To Retake Mosul

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Battle For Mosul Heats Up As Iraqi Forces Fight To Free City From ISIS

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More Civilians Flee ISIS-Held Iraqi City Of Mosul

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Archaeologist Layla Salih looks around the ancient site of Nimrud, in northern Iraq, outside Mosul. The Islamic State captured the area in 2014 and destroyed many of its archaeological treasures that date back 3,000 years. The extremist group was recently driven out of Nimrud, allowing Salih and others to come back and survey the extensive damage. Alice Fordham/NPR hide caption

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In Northern Iraq, ISIS Leaves Behind An Archaeological Treasure In Ruins

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Shiite worshippers gather for Arbaeen in Karbala on Nov. 20. Dozens of Shiite pilgrims were targeted for attack Thursday after the holiday, which marks the end of the 40-day mourning period after the anniversary of the 7th century martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the Prophet Muhammad's grandson. Karim Kadim/AP hide caption

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Fight Slows Down After Iraqi Forces Enter ISIS-Held City Of Mosul

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Displaced Iraqis In Mosul Look Forward To Reuniting With Relatives

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Political Obstacles May Hinder Retaking Of 2 ISIS Holdouts

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Khalid Yaako Touma, a school teacher and deacon in the village of Karamlesh, collects religious books from one of the churches in the village that ISIS destroyed. Alice Fordham/NPR hide caption

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ISIS Is Gone, But Iraqi Christians Are Wary Of Returning Home

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U.S.-backed fighters rest during fighting with the Islamic State group near Ein Issa, north of Raqqa, Syria, as shown in a video by Qasioun, a Syrian opposition media outlet. AP hide caption

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An ISIS Loss In Mosul Doesn't Mean They'll Lose The War

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Attack Against Raqqa Could Begin Soon

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Commander: Fight To Retake Mosul Progressing Faster Than Expected

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Iraqi Archbishop Looks For Reconciliation

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Iraqis living east of Mosul hold a white flag as they flee Wednesday during an Iraqi army's operation to retake the ISIS-held city. So far, the number of civilians fleeing the fighting has been relatively small. But aid groups warn the numbers could rise dramatically as the fighting moves into the city itself. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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As Iraqi Forces Push Into Mosul, Camps Brace For An Influx Of The Displaced

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Iraqi Forces Approach Outskirts Of Mosul In Battle With ISIS

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Displaced people stand on the back of a truck Tuesday at a checkpoint near Qayara, south of Mosul, Iraq, Felipe Dana/AP hide caption

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Iraqi Forces Approach Outskirts Of ISIS-Held Mosul

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