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Mon, 16 Jan 2017 04:58:00 -0500Iraqi forces with U.S. help have pressed deep into the ISIS-held city of Mosul but progress is still slow and dangerous. The scene may soon shift to an area where ISIS has more support.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 11:35:00 -0500The capture of the campus marks a crucial step in the bloody, complex fight for the key Iraqi city. But tall challenges still remain for the country's special forces.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 06:41:00 -0500After four months of fighting, Iraqi forces have reached the Tigris River that divides Mosul. But it's been slow going and there's plenty of fighting ahead in the densely packed city in northern Iraq.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 04:59:00 -0500After ISIS was forced out and no government took responsibility for rebuilding, residents repaired bridges, schools and markets. The effort is thanks to Yacub Youssef, a former sports teacher.
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 16:39:00 -0500NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with reporter Kimberly Dozier, who wrote an article in The Daily Beast about her experience interviewing an ISIS terrorist in a Baghdad prison.
Mon, 02 Jan 2017 10:58:00 -0500Baghdad has seen a spate of deadly ISIS bombings in the last several days. On Monday alone, five blasts rocked the capital city, NPR's Alice Fordham reported.
Sat, 31 Dec 2016 09:55:00 -0500The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a pair of bombings that killed at least 28 and wounded dozens of others Saturday morning in the Iraqi capital.
Sat, 31 Dec 2016 07:38:00 -0500NPR's Scott Simon talks to Middle East analyst Robin Wright about what the world might expect from the Islamic State in 2017. She says the group's recent losses may provide an opening for al-Qaida.
Thu, 29 Dec 2016 16:08:00 -0500The VFW wants more younger vets — those who served in Afghanistan and Iraq. Students at Northeastern University who are looking to be part of the VFW have come up with an idea: a VFW post on campus.
Thu, 29 Dec 2016 04:52:00 -0500The U.N. endorsed the "Responsibility to Protect" doctrine in 2005, calling on world powers to stop atrocities. But the secretary general says there's no longer global solidarity on the agreement.
Wed, 28 Dec 2016 16:06:11 -0500As Iraqi army and Kurdish forces battle to take the city of Mosul away from ISIS forces, a Kurdish filmmaker is shooting a real-time war drama about some of those giving their lives in the struggle.
Tue, 27 Dec 2016 16:08:00 -0500In 2017, major fighting against the ISIS in Iraq may wind up and focus may shift to a new protracted campaign in northern Syria. Ari Shapiro talks with NPR's Tom Bowman about what lies ahead.
Mon, 26 Dec 2016 05:00:00 -0500In the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq, there's a new bar in Suleimaniya. The bartender says that with Iraq at war with ISIS, he's anticipating a low-key New Year's Eve celebration.
Sat, 24 Dec 2016 08:34:28 -0500An Iraqi special forces commander explains the drone-dropped bombs and other ISIS tactics making the battle for Mosul so difficult.
Thu, 22 Dec 2016 17:46:00 -0500In the battle to retake Mosul from ISIS, the Qayyarah Airfield West is a key staging base run by Iraqi and U.S. forces. Ash Carter visited there Dec. 11 and awarded medals to eight Iraqi soldiers.