Last Build Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:59:00 -0500Copyright: Copyright 2017 NPR - For Personal Use Only
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:59:00 -0500As the war against ISIS enters a tough new phase, a visit with Lt. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, the senior American commander in Iraq, shows his coalition troops deeply involved in the fight.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:35:00 -0500Inside western Mosul, a resident tells NPR that ISIS has forced residents to knock holes in their houses to create tunnels for the militants to use.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:57:00 -0500The researchers found that ISIS took in approximately 50 percent less income last year than in 2014. That's because its financial fortunes are linked to the amount of territory it controls.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:59:00 -0500McMaster first made his name as a captain in Iraq in 1991. Then, in 2007 he was a key figure in the "surge." Now, 26 years after he first went to Iraq, he'll be seeking a solution in his new post.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:17:00 -0500In an unannounced visit, Defense Secretary James Mattis traveled to Baghdad to meet with Iraqi leaders. He arrived during a fight to retake western Mosul, with allies' faith in the U.S. at a low.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:11:00 -0500Security forces have begun an operation to retake the western half of the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State. The U.S. and other international troops are there advising and assisting them.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 10:41:00 -0500Iraqi forces, which have largely cleared ISIS militants from the eastern half of the city, launched operations Sunday to reclaim the rest of Mosul, where commanders expect an even tougher fight.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 07:54:30 -0500The Islamic State still controls the western side of Mosul in Iraq. Now Iraqi forces backed by U.S. air power are preparing to retake that part of the city.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 07:54:30 -0500As Iraqi and U.S. forces plan to attack ISIS on the western side of the city of Mosul, residents are trying to restart their lives in the freed eastern side of the city. Not everyone feels safe.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:31:55 -0500The sounds of kids in regular schools can be heard again in the eastern side of the Iraqi city of Mosul. ISIS was forced out the area Iraqi forces a couple months ago.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:45:00 -0500It happened on a street filled with car dealerships and garages in the southern part of Iraq's capital city. Islamic State militants claimed responsibility in a statement released on social media.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 20:41:54 -0500A senior administration official says the White House has already interviewed former CENTCOM deputy director Robert Harward about the vacancy, speaking to him last week and again on Monday.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 05:10:00 -0500In Iraq, the eastern side of Mosul was retaken from ISIS last month. Iraq's security forces and their allies have paused before beginning the next stage of the offensive.
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 05:04:00 -0500Steve Inskeep and Rachel Martin have the story of Vian Dakhil, who's a member of the Iraqi Parliament and is a Yazidi activist, who was invited to receive an award and speak at the U.S. Capitol.
Thu, 02 Feb 2017 20:27:00 -0500The travel ban imposed by the president a week ago on people from seven Muslim-majority countries is only the latest executive order through the years grounded in race, ethnicity or country of origin.