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A member of the Syrian government forces stands at the entrance of Yarmouk refugee camp on Monday, the day that the military announced it had full control of Damascus and its outskirts. Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Mosul's Great Mosque of al-Nuri was destroyed in June 2017 by ISIS as government forces closed in on the city. The United Arab Emirates will contribute $50.4 million to restore the mosque and other cultural landmarks. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An Afghan member of medical staff cleans a stretcher following a suicide bombing attack in Kabul on April 22, 2018. (Photo by WAKIL KOHSAR / AFP) (Photo credit should read WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP/Getty Images) WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Young people take a photo in front of the Akhmad Kadyrov Mosque, known as the "Heart of Chechnya," and large letters reading "I love Grozny" in central Grozny, Russia, in 2017. Kirill Kudryavtsev /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army soldiers celebrate around a statue of Kawa, a mythology figure in Kurdish culture as they prepare to destroy it in city center of Afrin, northwestern Syria, early Sunday. Hasan Kirmizitas/AP hide caption

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Najla Hussin and her mother at their makeshift home in a village of displaced Yazidis near Dohuk in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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Yazidi Women Finally Go To School, Defying Former ISIS Rulers — And Their Own Parents

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Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud is shown in a Columbus, Ohio, courtroom in 2015. He was arrested after traveling to Syria, then returning to Ohio, where he planned to carry out an attack. According to a new report, he's one of 12 Americans who went to join extremist groups in Syria or Iraq, and then returned back to the U.S. Mohamud was sentenced last month to 22 years in prison. Andrew Welsh-Huggins/AP hide caption

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Americans In ISIS: Some 300 Tried To Join, 12 Have Returned To U.S.

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In this courtroom sketch, Salah Abdeslam (right) and Sofien Ayari (left) appear at the Brussels Justice Palace on Monday to face charges related to a police shootout following the deadly attacks on Paris. Petra Urban/AP hide caption

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A Yazidi tomb in a village in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. Many families were displaced when ISIS killed hundreds of men and kidnapped thousands of women and children. More than 3,000 Yazidis are still missing. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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This Man Has Freed Hundreds Of Yazidis Captured By ISIS. Thousands Remain Missing

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Sisters Raffal, left, and Farah Khaled are first-year students at Mosul University in Iraq. They're standing outside the university library, which was burned down, along with most of its books, by ISIS when it controlled the city. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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Life After ISIS: One Sister Wants To Rebuild. The Other Can't Wait To Leave

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Two civilians carry belongings they collected from their damaged house in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq. The Islamic State controlled the northern Iraqi city for three years before being driven out last year. ISIS no longer controls any cities, but small groups of fighters remain in Iraq and Syria, and are still considered a threat. Felipe Dana/AP hide caption

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Where Did The Islamic State Fighters Go?

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This particular Mosul orphanage holds 18 children under the age of 6, some of them the abandoned children of Yazidi women kidnapped by Islamic State fighters. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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Kidnapped, Abandoned Children Turn Up At Mosul Orphanage As ISIS Battle Ends

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On Saturday a federal judge ruled an American detainee, held for three months in Iraq by the U.S. military without charge, has the right to counsel. In this 2008 photo, detainees are seen through the door of their cell at the U.S. detention facility at Camp Cropper in Baghdad, Iraq. Maya Alleruzzo/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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Civil defense workers carrying the body of a civilian retrieved from the rubble of a house destroyed in airstrike. They've collected almost 1,500 bodies so far in west Mosul – many of them women and children – and are still finding casualties. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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More Civilians Than ISIS Fighters Are Believed Killed In Mosul Battle

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Security forces guard the site of a clash between gunmen and security forces in Kabul on Monday. Gunmen stormed a partially constructed building near an intelligence training center, triggering a gun battle with security forces as detonations and shooting reverberated from the area. Massoud Hossaini/AP hide caption

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Thousands of Iraqi soldiers in Baghdad take part in a training exercise in 2015. On Saturday, the Iraqi prime minister announced its war on the Islamic State group was over, after more than three years of fighting. ALI AL-SAADI/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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