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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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CCTV images issued by the Metropolitan Police in London in 2015, show Shamima Begum (center) and her friends walking through security at Gatwick Airport, on their way to Syria. Metropolitan Police/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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British photojournalist John Cantlie is seen in this video image released in December 2016 in what appeared to be central Mosul, Iraq. He was abducted by the Islamic State in 2012. Islamic State's Amaq News Agency via AP hide caption

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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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As President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo watch, a U.S. Navy team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Scott A. Wirtz, Saturday at Dover Air Force Base. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images 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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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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Left Exposed By Middle Eastern Upheaval, Christians Are Fleeing Region

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In Mosul, reminders of the Islamic State's brutal rule include a school wall covered with drawings showing how militants executed their prisoners. The U.N. says the area around the city holds mass graves where thousands of people were buried. Ari Jalal/Reuters hide caption

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Schoolchildren are led through a dance routine at a U.S. government-supported childcare center in Raqqa. Greg Dixon/NPR hide caption

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In Syria, A School Helps Children Traumatized By War

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Alexander Ciccolo, seen in a 2014 booking photo, was sentenced on Wednesday to 20 years imprisonment and a lifetime of supervised release for plotting a terrorist attack in the United States. Northern Berkshire District Court/AP hide caption

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A Mosul resident looks at the ruins of a damaged historic house in his neighborhood in Mosul's Old City. The United Nations estimates 8,000 homes were damaged or destroyed in the fighting to take back this section of Iraq's second-biggest city. Jane Arraf / NPR hide caption

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'The Old City Will Come Back Better': Residents Of Mosul Return And Rebuild

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