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Women carry children near the al-Hol camp in Syria's Kurdish-majority region of Rojava. The camp is filled with more than 72,000 people — most of them women and children who came out of the last ISIS-held territory. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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'We Pray For The Caliphate To Return': ISIS Families Crowd Into Syrian Camps

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Fighters with the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces hold a position on a hilltop overlooking the last ISIS enclave in the village of Baghouz. Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Mazen (right), 13, and his brother Mezban in a camp for displaced Yazidis in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. Mazen was freed recently, five years after being kidnapped by ISIS. He was found in Baghouz, the last ISIS stronghold in Syria. His brother was also kidnapped and, 2-1/2 years ago, was rescued with their mother. The boys' father is still missing. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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Freed From ISIS, Few Yazidis Return To Suffering Families, Many Remain Missing

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Shamima Begum was stripped of her citizenship last month but her child, a boy, was still considered a British national. However, the government argued it was too dangerous to try to retrieve the newborn from the sprawling refugee camp where the pair lived. Metropolitan Police/AP hide caption

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Hassan Shibly, attorney for the family of Hoda Muthana, says she was a "vulnerable young woman who was brainwashed and manipulated." Chris O'Meara/AP hide caption

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Veiled women reportedly associated with ISIS walk under the supervision of a female fighter from the Syrian Democratic Forces in northeastern Syria on Sunday. Over the weekend, President Trump demanded European allies repatriate their citizens captured as ISIS fighters. Bulent Kilic /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell led the effort to advance an amendment that supports keeping U.S. troops in Syria and Afghanistan to fight ISIS and al-Qaida. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Senate Republicans Rebuke President On Syria And Afghanistan Policy

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Mahmud, 11, Ayyub, 7, and their mother, Felicia Perkins-Ferreira, walk toward the boat that will take them out of Syria, across the river to Iraq, so they can start their journey home to Trinidad. Ruth Sherlock/NPR hide caption

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Trinidadian Mom Reunites With Kids Taken By Their Father To ISIS

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In this Nov. 7, 2018, photo released by the U.S. Army, U.S. soldiers gather for a brief during a combined joint patrol rehearsal in Manbij, Syria. Spc. Zoe Garbarino/U.S. Army via AP hide caption

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A Syrian woman carries an infant Thursday past the ruins of a restaurant in Manbij that was targeted by the Islamic State. Four Americans were killed in the attack. Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A security force member walks outside a shuttered restaurant Thursday in Manbij, Syria, the site of a suicide attack that killed more than a dozen people, including four Americans, a day earlier. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack. Delil Souleiman /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Pentagon has "begun the process of our deliberate withdrawal from Syria," a military spokesman says. In this photo from Dec. 30, 2018, a line of U.S. military vehicles are seen at a checkpoint in northern Syria. Delil Souleiman /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Displaced Syrians gather inside a tent in the al-Hol camp in northeastern Syria on Dec. 8. People fled towns where the U.S.-led coalition is fighting the last remnants of ISIS. Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'We Were Eating Grass': Syrians Flee As Fight Pushes On Against Last ISIS Remnants

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Brett McGurk, the special presidential envoy to the coalition fighting the Islamic State, announced his resignation days after Secretary of Defense James Mattis also resigned. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tells NPR that the U.S. remains committed to the Kurds, American allies in the Syrian war, even as the U.S. plans to withdraw troops from the country. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Despite Remaining ISIS Threats, Pompeo Says U.S. Made 'Caliphate In Syria Go Away'

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People walk through Ain Issa, one of the camps that holds displaced Syrians as well as foreign wives of ISIS fighters and their children. Thousands of foreign women and children languish in shelters in northeastern Syria, unwanted by their home governments and with no clear future. Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Foreign Wives And Children Of ISIS Are Held In Syria With Uncertain Future

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A member of the Syrian Democratic Forces, backed by U.S. special forces, talks on the radio near Raqqa's stadium as they clear the last positions on the front line on Oct. 16, 2017. The city was an important Islamic State group stronghold. Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'This Is Not Liberation': Life In The Rubble Of Raqqa, Syria

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The court in Baghdad where Iraq is trying suspects on terrorism charges. The defendants include more than 500 foreign women married to ISIS fighters. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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ISIS Wives, With Children In Tow, Are Handed Long Jail Sentences Or Death Penalty

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