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This particular Mosul orphanage holds 18 children under the age of 6, some of them the abandoned children of Yazidi women kidnapped by Islamic State fighters. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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Kidnapped, Abandoned Children Turn Up At Mosul Orphanage As ISIS Battle Ends

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On Saturday a federal judge ruled an American detainee, held for three months in Iraq by the U.S. military without charge, has the right to counsel. In this 2008 photo, detainees are seen through the door of their cell at the U.S. detention facility at Camp Cropper in Baghdad, Iraq. Maya Alleruzzo/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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Civil defense workers carrying the body of a civilian retrieved from the rubble of a house destroyed in airstrike. They've collected almost 1,500 bodies so far in west Mosul – many of them women and children – and are still finding casualties. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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More Civilians Than ISIS Fighters Are Believed Killed In Mosul Battle

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Iraqi Prime Minister Celebrates Defeat Of ISIS, But Still Faces Pressure

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Thousands of Iraqi soldiers in Baghdad take part in a training exercise in 2015. On Saturday, the Iraqi prime minister announced its war on the Islamic State group was over, after more than three years of fighting. ALI AL-SAADI/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The U.S.-led Operation Inherent Resolve coalition says it currently has nearly 700 open cases of strikes that were reported to have killed civilians. A coalition airstrike is seen here in Mosul, Iraq, this past July. Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Iraq, Kirkuk Residents Nervous As Power Turns Over Again

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Kawkab walks with a social worker in the Dabaga camp for displaced Iraqis. Kawkab says she was seven or eight when she saw ISIS militants shoot her mother dead. "They shot her with an assault rifle," she says. "They shot her and she died and they threw her off the bridge. I asked them, 'Why did you kill her? She's my mother. She didn't do anything.'" Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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Traumatized And Vulnerable To Abuse, Orphans From Mosul Are 'Living In Another World'

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German Government Trying To Bring Back Children Who Ended Up With ISIS

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Iraqi Authorities Trying To Deal With A Complicated Legacy Of ISIS Fighters

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'New York Times' Reporter On The Investigation Into U.S. Airstrikes In Iraq

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Rescue Workers Continue To Search Through Rubble Following Earthquake In Iran And Iraq

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Scores Killed When Strong Quake Hits Near Iran-Iraq Border

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Masoud Barzani stepped down last week as president of Iraq's Kurdistan regional government. The independence referendum he pushed through resulted in a military attack by Iraqi forces. But, he tells NPR, "I am very proud that we have given the opportunity for the Kurdish people to express their vote." He says the region will reassess its relationship with the U.S. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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After Iraqi Kurdish Independence Vote Backfires, 'I Do Not Regret It,' Says Barzani

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