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Iraqi civilians in Mosul's Old City flash the "victory" sign as they celebrate the government's announcement of the "liberation" of the embattled city Sunday. Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Iraqi government forces flash a victory sign while holding an upside-down Islamic State flag in western Mosul on June 9. As ISIS loses territory, it's still exhorting its supporters to keep fighting. Mohamed El-Shahed/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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As ISIS Gets Squeezed In Syria And Iraq, It's Using Music As A Weapon

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Iraqi forces advance towards Mosul's Old City on Sunday, an offensive to retake the last district in the city still held by the Islamic State. Military commanders say the assault began at dawn after overnight airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition. Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Men in military uniform stand at a window in the Iranian Parliament building following an attack on Wednesday in Tehran. More than a dozen people were killed and many more wounded during twin gun and suicide bomb attacks in Iran's capital. Majid Saeedi/Getty Images hide caption

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Philippine army Scout Rangers crouch in a classroom during a mission to flush out militant snipers in Marawi on Tuesday. Using these snipers, human shields and their knowledge of the city, the ISIS-linked militants have continued to maintain their grasp on parts of the city. Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Security forces inspect the site of a massive explosion in a busy area not far from the German Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday. Rahmat Gul/AP hide caption

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Kabul Truck Bomb Kills At Least 80 People, Injures Hundreds More

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A defaced Islamic State flag is emblazoned on a wall in Tikrit, Iraq, in 2015. ISIS will generally claim responsibility for an attack within one day, though it can sometimes take longer. Mohammed Sawaf/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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What Does It Mean When ISIS Claims Responsibility For An Attack?

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A police officer stands on duty outside a residential property in Fallowfield, in southern Manchester, on Wednesday as investigations continue into the bombing at the Manchester Arena. Oli Scarff /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Manchester Bombing Suspect's Father, Brother Arrested In Libya

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A woman lays flowers for the victims of the Manchester Arena attack in central Manchester, England, on Tuesday. Darren Staples/Reuters hide caption

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Manchester Bombing Is Europe's 13th Terrorist Attack Since 2015

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attends a summit in Beijing on Monday. He'll travel to Washington on Tuesday to meet with President Trump and discuss strategy for the fight against terrorism in Syria, which has divided the two countries. Lintao Zhang/AP hide caption

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (left) and Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak met with President Trump last week in the Oval Office. Alexander Shcherbak/TASS/Getty Images hide caption

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Security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. A deputy spokesman for the Interior Ministry said the target of the blast was a convoy of foreign forces. Massoud Hossaini/AP hide caption

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Image from a Thursday, April 13, 2017 video released by the U.S. Department of Defense shows a GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb strike on an Islamic State militant cave and tunnel systems in the Nangarhar Province in eastern Afghanistan. (U.S. Department of Defense via AP) AP hide caption

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Thousands gathered Sunday at the Swedish department store where a 39-year-old Uzbek man is suspect of committing a deadly truck attack. Police say the suspect had been ordered to leave the country and expressed extremist sympathies. Markus Schreiber/AP hide caption

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Jared Kushner (from left), President Trump's son-in-law; President Trump; and White House chief strategist Steve Bannon. Bannon's influence with Trump appears to be on the decline with Kushner on the rise. Mark Wilson; Pool; Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Residents carry the body of several people killed during fights between Iraq security forces and Islamic State on the western side of Mosul, Iraq, yesterday. Residents of the Iraqi city's neighborhood known as Mosul Jidideh at the scene say that scores of residents are believed to have been killed by airstrikes that hit a cluster of homes in the area earlier this month. Felipe Dana/AP hide caption

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks Wednesday at the meeting of the Global Coalition on the Defeat of ISIS in Washington. Top officials from the 68-nation coalition are looking to increase pressure on ISIS. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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Tillerson: Defeating ISIS 'No. 1 Goal' for U.S., But Others Should Do More

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A Front-Line View Of ISIS At War: 'They're Not Backing Down'

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