Iraqi civilians evacuated from fighting in Mosul hand their IDs to a member of Iraqi special forces to check if they're on a list of suspected ISIS members. U.S.-backed Iraqi forces have been fighting ISIS in the city for six months and more than 300,000 civilians are still trapped by the fighting. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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As Iraqi Forces Encircle Mosul, ISIS Unleashes New Level Of Brutality On Civilians

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Helmeted Chadian and other African police commandos, armed with dummy rifles hunt down terrorist suspects who've taken hostages in the building, during a US military led Flintlock 2017 law enforcement exercise in Ndjamena Chad, 15 March 2017. Ofeibea Quist-Arcton/NPR hide caption

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Mubashar Thanoun with his brother Ali, who was wounded in a U.S. airstrike in Mosul on March 17. Mubashar dug Ali out of the rubble of a collapsed building. He hasn't told him yet that his entire family died in the airstrike. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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A still from a video released by the U.S. Navy on Thursday evening shows the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) as it conducts strike operations while in the Mediterranean Sea. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ford Williams hide caption

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Russia's deputy U.N. ambassador Vladimir Safronkov speaks during a Security Council meeting on the situation in Syria, Friday, at United Nations headquarters. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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Syrian residents of Khan Shaykhun hold signs and pictures on Friday during a protest condemning a suspected chemical weapons attack on their town earlier this week. Omar Haj Kadour/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Syria, The News Of U.S. Missile Strike Is Greeted With Ambivalence

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A survivor of the suspected chemical attack receives treatment at a hospital in Khan Shaykhun on Wednesday. Cem Genco/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Families wait in line as the World Food Program prepares to deliver food aid at the Bidi Bidi refugee camp on Feb. 22 in Arua, Uganda. The continued flow of refugees from South Sudan has pushed the camp's population to more than 270,000. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images hide caption

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As Thousands Flee South Sudan, Ugandan Refugee Camp Becomes World's Largest

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A United Nations propaganda poster from the Korean War era bears an anti-communist message. In South Korea, the propaganda turned North Koreans into beast-like characters. -/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Do Some South Koreans Believe A Myth That North Koreans Have Horns?

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U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, made up of an alliance of Arab and Kurdish fighters, regroup on the northern outskirts of Deir Ezzor as they advance to encircle the ISIS bastion of Raqqa on Feb. 21. Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Big Changes And Major Dilemmas Loom In Next Phase Of ISIS War In Syria

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Members of the European Union Monitoring Mission peer through binoculars at the boundary line between Georgia and South Ossetia. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Along A Shifting Border, Georgia And Russia Maintain An Uneasy Peace

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In this photo provided by U.S. Forces Korea, trucks carrying U.S. missile launchers and other equipment needed to set up the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system arrive at the Osan air base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea on Monday. U.S. Force Korea via AP hide caption

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U.S. Fast-Tracks Missile Defense System To South Korea, Drawing China's Ire

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In a 2015 YouTube video released by al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, commander Nasr al-Ansi claims responsibility for the attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. The U.S. military has stepped up attacks on the group in the past month. Daily Motion hide caption

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U.S. Ramps Up Its Fight Against Al-Qaida In Yemen

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A U.N. report Wednesday said Syrian forces deliberately targeted an air strike against a convoy on its way to deliver humanitarian aid in Aleppo in September. At the time, the U.N. said at least 18 trucks in the 31-vehicle convoy were destroyed. Omar Haj Kadour/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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"Our Iraqi and Syrian partners are sacrificing not only for their own countries, but for the region and the rest of the world as well," says Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, the American commander as U.S. forces help Iraqi troops in Mosul. Alice Fordham/NPR hide caption

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A U.S. Commander Works With Iraqi Forces To Fight 'Brutal Enemy' ISIS

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu (far right) attend a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow on Thursday. Shoigu announced the use of 162 Russian weapons in Syria on the eve of the Defenders of the Fatherland national holiday, celebrated in Russia on Thursday in honor of the nation's military. Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP hide caption

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Russian Defense Minister Says His Military Has Tested 162 Weapons In Syria

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Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster looks on as President Trump announces him as his national security adviser at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., on Monday. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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New Trump Adviser H.R. McMaster Faces An Old Challenge — Iraq

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People shop after returning to their homes in east Mosul in January. Ahmed Saad/Reuters hide caption

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Life Inches Back To Normal In East Mosul, But Worries Remain

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Navy SEALs participate in special operations urban combat training in 2012. The training exercise familiarizes special operators with urban environments and tactical maneuvering during night and day operations. Mass Communication Spc. 2nd Class Meranda Keller/U.S. Navy hide caption

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An Iraqi soldier on Sunday stands near a makeshift armored car left behind by the Islamic State when they were driven out of the eastern side of Mosul. President Trump has ordered the U.S. military to draw up a new plan for the fight against ISIS. Mstyslav Chernov/AP hide caption

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Imad Abu Shamsiyeh, a Palestinian shoemaker from Hebron, filmed an Israeli soldier shooting a badly wounded Palestinian attacker in the head last year. A military court convicted the soldier of manslaughter. Abu Shamsiyeh says he's gotten death threats for filming the attack. Joanna Kakissis/NPR hide caption

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In West Bank, Witnesses To Conflict Are Using Video To Document What They See

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One of the 8,400 remaining U.S. troops in Afghanistan guards the bay of a CH-47 Chinook transport helicopter as it flies near Kabul. David Welna/NPR hide caption

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After 8 Years Of Unbroken War, Obama Hands Over Conflicts To Trump

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