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The ravaged Great Mosque of al-Nuri, as seen through rubble in the Old City of Mosul on Thursday. Iraqi forces say they've recaptured the landmark, where ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared the group's "caliphate" in 2014. Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul, with its tall, leaning al-Hadba minaret, was where ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared the group's "caliphate" in Iraq and Syria in July 2014. Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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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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When Ahmed Badr was 8 years old, his family fled Baghdad in the midst of the Iraq War. Writing helped him process his experience, so he started the website Narratio to give other young people the same opportunity. Ariel Edelman hide caption

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Iraqi Refugee Empowers Youth To Share Their Stories With 'Narratio'

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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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