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An Iraqi Shiite militia fighter holds a position in Salahuddin province, north of Baghdad, on May 26. With the Iraqi military performing poorly, militias have played an increasingly important role in the fight against the Islamic State. Mohammed Sawaf/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Iraqi Soldiers, Generals Shift The Blame For Battlefield Defeats

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U.S. Military Officials Say Iraq Needs More Fighters To Battle Islamic State

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An Iraqi soldier takes position in Iraq's Anbar province. The U.S. will send 450 military advisers to Iraq to help in the fight against ISIS, but they will have a another challenge to gain the trust of Sunni leaders, as they did in 2007. Haidar Hamdani/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Will The U.S. Win A Second Chance At A Sunni Awakening?

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A Glimpse Of Life In Mosul

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U.S. To Deploy 450 More Troops To Iraq

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Former Ambassador Ryan Crocker: Partitioned Iraq Is An Iranian Strategy

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Obama Orders 450 Troops To Help Iraq Fight Self-Declared Islamic State

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Ramadi, Iraq, Offensive Delays Efforts To Take Back Mosul

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Obama: U.S. Lacks A 'Complete Strategy' For Training Iraqi Forces

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Kurdish Peshmerga fighters are separated from Islamic State extremists by only short distances in some places around Mosul in northern Iraq, but there has not been heavy fighting recently or any changes in the front lines. Alice Fordham/NPR hide caption

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ISIS Rule In Mosul: Few Come And Go As Extremists Dig In

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Karim Wasfi, conductor of the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra, at his home in Baghdad, has been playing his cello at the sites of explosive attacks in Baghdad. Ahmed Qusay for NPR hide caption

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Amid Violence In Baghdad, A Musician Creates A One-Man Vigil

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An Islamic State fighter holds holds a rifle and the group's flag shortly after capturing the northern Iraqi city of Mosul in June 2014. Dozens of Americans have been accused of planning or heading off to the Middle East to join the group. Their individual cases are on the chart below. Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Who Are America's Suspected ISIS Followers?

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