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Mubashar Thanoun with his brother Ali, who was wounded in a U.S. airstrike in Mosul on March 17. Mubashar dug Ali out of the rubble of a collapsed building. He hasn't told him yet that his entire family died in the airstrike. Jane Arraf/NPR 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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Bahar fled to Iraq after facing harassment in Iran. "I was hoping so much that I could get my flight to America before the crackdown resumed," he says. "So far, there's no way forward for me, I'm stuck." Courtesy of Papal Ahmadzadeh hide caption

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Medics tend to an Iraqi counterterrorism fighter injured in a clash with ISIS forces near the village of Bazwaya, on the eastern edge of Mosul. Bulent Kilic /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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No One Was Prepared To Care For So Many Wounded In Mosul

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Iraqis walk at the Hamam al-Alil camp for displaced people, south of Mosul, on Wednesday, during an offensive by security forces to retake the western parts of the city from ISIS fighters. Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Civilians Flee As Iraqi Army Battles Remaining ISIS Fighters In Mosul

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"Our Iraqi and Syrian partners are sacrificing not only for their own countries, but for the region and the rest of the world as well," says Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, the American commander as U.S. forces help Iraqi troops in Mosul. Alice Fordham/NPR hide caption

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A U.S. Commander Works With Iraqi Forces To Fight 'Brutal Enemy' ISIS

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Iraqi forces gather at Mosul's airport during an offensive to retake the western side of the city from ISIS Thursday. Government forces reportedly entered the airport on the southern edge of the city for the first time since 2014. Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An airstrike targeting an Islamic State group cash and finance distribution center near Mosul, Iraq, as shown in a video released by the U.S. military. AP hide caption

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New Report Finds ISIS Territorial Defeats Are Also Hitting The Group's Wallet

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Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster looks on as President Trump announces him as his national security adviser at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., on Monday. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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New Trump Adviser H.R. McMaster Faces An Old Challenge — Iraq

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis seems to be aiming to reassure U.S. allies while overseas. Ahead of an unannounced visit to Iraq, Mattis rejected President Trump's statements that the U.S. should have seized Iraqi oil after the invasion. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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A fighter of the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization) paramilitaries stands guard near the front-line village of Ayn al-Hisan, west of Mosul, where Iraqi forces were preparing to launch an offensive to retake the western side of the city from the Islamic State. Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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