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Apparent New Twist To Syria's Civil War Has Implications For The U.S.

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Despite Obstacles, A Yazidi Woman Is Determined To Change Her Life

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Najla Hussin and her mother at their makeshift home in a village of displaced Yazidis near Dohuk in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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Yazidi Women Finally Go To School, Defying Former ISIS Rulers — And Their Own Parents

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Kuwait Conference Aims To Raise Funds To Rebuild Iraq Post-ISIS

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News Brief: Senate Panel Hearing, Iraq Aid Conference

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Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud is shown in a Columbus, Ohio, courtroom in 2015. He was arrested after traveling to Syria, then returning to Ohio, where he planned to carry out an attack. According to a new report, he's one of 12 Americans who went to join extremist groups in Syria or Iraq, and then returned back to the U.S. Mohamud was sentenced last month to 22 years in prison. Andrew Welsh-Huggins/AP hide caption

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Americans In ISIS: Some 300 Tried To Join, 12 Have Returned To U.S.

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A Yazidi tomb in a village in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. Many families were displaced when ISIS killed hundreds of men and kidnapped thousands of women and children. More than 3,000 Yazidis are still missing. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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This Man Has Freed Hundreds Of Yazidis Captured By ISIS. Thousands Remain Missing

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For refugees in Austria who choose to voluntarily go back to their countries of origin, a one-way trip to the Vienna International Airport marks the end of their journey in Europe. Hans Punz/AP hide caption

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A New Approach To Refugees: Pay Them To Go Home

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Sisters Raffal, left, and Farah Khaled are first-year students at Mosul University in Iraq. They're standing outside the university library, which was burned down, along with most of its books, by ISIS when it controlled the city. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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Life After ISIS: One Sister Wants To Rebuild. The Other Can't Wait To Leave

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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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