After Slow Going Against ISIS, Battle Picks Up In The Iraqi City Of Mosul

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Yacoub Youssef, in charge of the small city of Jalawla in northern Iraq, stands on a bridge rebuilt by residents after it was blown up by ISIS. The city was heavily damaged and is in disputed territory – claimed by both the Iraqi and Kurdish governments. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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In Disputed Iraqi Territory, Rebuilding A City Means Doing It Yourself

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Reporter Recalls Facing ISIS Terrorist In Baghdad Prison

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Serious Losses For ISIS Could Pave Way For Resurgence From Adaptable Al-Qaida

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VFW Recruits On College Campus To Bring Young Vets Into The Fold

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Siblings Ibrahim and Evan visit the home of their aunt December 27 in Bakhdida, Iraq, southeast of Mosul. The Islamic state burned the home, looted their parents home and destroyed or vandalized every church in Bakhdida. With a population of 50,000, it had been the largest Christian-majority town in the country, but nearly all residents have fled. NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Global Powers' Commitment To Intervene In Genocides May Be Waning

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Filmmaker Documents Battle To Retake Mosul With Those Fighting It

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Looking Ahead To The War Against ISIS In 2017

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2016 Has Been A Very Bad Year, Says Bartender In Northern Iraq

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As ISIS Strategy Evolves, Mosul Battle Gets Tougher On Iraqi Forces

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Four Iraqi commandos at the base were among those awarded medals by Defense Secretary Ash Carter during his visit earlier this month. David Welna/NPR hide caption

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Defense Secretary Ash Carter Predicts 'Tough Fight' Ahead To Retake Mosul

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Conditions Worsen For Civilians As Iraqi Forces Struggle To Retake Mosul

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A young fighter stands at a checkpoint near the Jada'aa camp for internally displaced people. Just before dusk, the sky is darkened by smoke from oil fires set by ISIS nearby. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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For Iraqi Families With ISIS Links, Agonizing Choices — And Consequences

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Pentagon Chief Ash Carter Makes Unannounced Trip To Baghdad

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Civilians Face Heightened Danger As Iraqi Forces Fight To Retake Mosul

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Iraqi children follow instructions given by a teacher (center) during an outdoor class at the Hassan Sham camp on Nov. 10. Felipe Dana/AP hide caption

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ISIS Drove Them From School. Now The Kids Of Mosul Want To Go Back

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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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