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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Men push a cart at a makeshift river crossing next to a bridge destroyed by Islamic State militants in Mosul, Iraq, on Thursday. The Iraqi forces have reclaimed much of eastern Mosul, but the Islamic State still controls much of the western side of the city. Khalid Mohammed/AP hide caption

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Workers in Seoul's Yongsan ward office wait in a parking garage for an all-clear sign during a recent air raid drill. Concerned about a possible attack by North Korea, the South Koreans hold the drills twice a year. Elise Hu/NPR hide caption

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In S. Korea, Air Raid Drills Are A Reminder Of N. Korean Threat

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The fighting in Homs has been largely over since 2014 — government forces and their allies crushed the rebels and negotiated surrenders. Now, the United Nations Development Programme is working to rehabilitate the old city. Here, men work on the old souk. Alice Fordham/NPR hide caption

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In Ancient Syrian City, Fighting Has Stopped But Rebuilding Is Scarce

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A Palestinian man walks near a construction site for new Israeli housing in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Har Homa in September. The Palestinians claim East Jerusalem as a capital of a future state and object to Israeli building in the eastern part of the city and throughout the West Bank. Israel claims all of Jerusalem as its capital. Mahmoud Illean/AP hide caption

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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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Syrian children wait as a checkpoint that once separated their Damascus suburb from government-held areas is bulldozed. Rebels left the town in a truce negotiated with the help of local activists and notables. Alison Meuse/NPR hide caption

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In A Syrian Suburb Cleared Of Rebels, A Gradual Return To Everyday Life

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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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Syrian President Bashar Assad (right) speaks Monday in Damascus with Cardinal Mario Zenari, the head of the Catholic diplomatic mission in Syria. The photo was released by the Syrian official news agency SANA. The Syrian army has retaken almost all of the northern city of Aleppo, and Assad appears in a stronger position than at any point in the past several years. SANA via AP hide caption

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A wall in Tartus is covered in posters commemorating the lives of men who died fighting on Assad's side. Graffiti on the wall says, "Tartus doesn't die." Alice Fordham/NPR hide caption

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In A Pro-Assad Stronghold, Security Comes At A Heavy Price

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Syrians who fled from Aleppo's rebel-held areas queue to receive food on Dec. 1 at a shelter in the neighborhood of Jibreen, east of Aleppo. Youssef Karwashan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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For Aleppo Residents Under Siege, A Risky Journey To Relative Safety

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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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This undated photo released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on Nov. 11 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un at a defense detachment on Mahap Islet. KNS/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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How Uncertainty In The Korean Peninsula Could Be A 'Recipe for Disaster'

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Iraqi soldiers pose on a tank they captured from ISIS in a small base a few miles east of Mosul. Alice Fordham/NPR hide caption

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The Fight For Mosul, Underway For A Month, Is Only Just Beginning

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President-elect Donald Trump speaks at the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Charlotte, N.C., on July 26. Trump has no military experience, but will become commander in chief at a time when the U.S. is bombing targets in four separate wars. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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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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Hanan Abu Qassem is the first female EMT to staff professional soccer games in Gaza. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption

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A First In Gaza: A Female Treats Injured Male Soccer Players

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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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