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NPR's ongoing coverage of the Iraq War's effects abroad and on the home front. Stories of soldiers, marines, sailors, airmen, veterans and their families. Iraq's effects on politics, society, and diplomacy. Photos, audio and commentary. Subscribe to the I

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Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Deportation Of 1,400 Iraqis Nationwide

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:12:00 -0400

An order that initially covered Iraqi nationals with criminal convictions in the Detroit area now applies to the U.S. The judge said they could face "grave consequences" if returned to Iraq.

Federal Judge In Michigan Temporarily Halts Deportation Of Iraqis Who Fear Torture

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:20:00 -0400

The Iraqi nationals were rounded up in the Detroit area in recent weeks by immigration authorities. They all had final deportation orders as well as criminal convictions, and many are Christians.

ISIS Destroys Ancient Mosque And Minaret In Iraqi City Of Mosul

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:06:00 -0400

Iraq's military said ISIS destroyed the 12th century al-Nuri mosque in Mosul's Old City, where ISIS fighters remain. Allied forces are trying to recapture the last of the city.

ISIS Destroys Historic Mosque In Mosul As Iraqi Forces Close In

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 04:10:00 -0400

Iraq's military said ISIS destroyed the 12th century al-Nuri mosque in Mosul's Old City, where ISIS fighters remain. Iraq's prime minister called it "a formal declaration of their defeat."

Iraqi Forces Launch Assault On Last Remaining ISIS Stronghold In Mosul

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 12:45:00 -0400

About three years ago, the Islamic State was proclaimed at the Grand Mosque in Mosul's Old City. Now, Iraqi troops have opened what they hope will be a final assault to reclaim the populous area.

U.S.-Led Coalition Has Used White Phosphorus In Fight For Mosul, General Says

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 20:13:00 -0400

It's the first time the coalition has admitted using the incendiary substance in the push to retake Mosul from the Islamic State. A general says it's used "to get civilians out safely."

'Prisoner In His Palace': Saddam Hussein And His American Guards

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 04:59:00 -0400

Rachel Martin talks to author Will Bardenwerper about his book The Prisoner in His Palace. It's an account of 12 U.S. soldiers in Iraq, who guarded Saddam Hussein in the months before his execution.

Battle To Wrest ISIS From Iraqi City Of Mosul Enters More Intense Phase

Fri, 26 May 2017 05:05:00 -0400

Iraqi forces say they're closing in on the final ISIS-held neighborhoods of Mosul. But the question of how to deal with civilians there looms large.

Remembering A Soldier Who Died For His Country Before Becoming A Citizen

Fri, 26 May 2017 04:38:00 -0400

George Rincon and Yolanda Reyes remember their son, Diego, an Iraqi war veteran who was killed in action in 2003. The family came to the U.S. in 1989 as immigrants from Colombia.

Iraqi Refugee Empowers Youth To Share Their Stories With 'Narratio'

Thu, 25 May 2017 18:13:00 -0400

After Ahmed Badr and his family fled the Iraq War, he used writing to grapple with his experience as a refugee in the U.S. He founded the website Narratio so other youth could share their stories.

Pentagon Reveals Results Of Probe Into Deadly Mosul Airstrike

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:32:00 -0400

The Pentagon quietly disclosed the results of its investigation into a deadly airstrike in March that killed more than 100 civilians in Mosul, Iraq. A small American bomb ignited "a large amount of explosive material" that ISIS fighters had hidden in the house.

Pentagon Blames 105 Civilian Deaths From Mosul Strike On 'Secondary Explosion'

Thu, 25 May 2017 07:43:00 -0400

The Pentagon has released its report on an airstrike in Mosul that left at least 105 civilians dead, saying ISIS had put explosives in the building that was hit.

Pentagon Announces Results Of Investigation Into Civilians Killed In U.S. Airstrike

Thu, 25 May 2017 05:12:00 -0400

The Pentagon is expected to announce the results of its investigation into an airstrike in Mosul, Iraq earlier this year that killed scores of civilians.

Morning News Brief: Reporter Body Slammed, U.S. Assesses Civilians Killed In Airstrike

Thu, 25 May 2017 05:12:00 -0400

A Montana GOP House candidate has been charged with assaulting a reporter. Also, the Pentagon reports on a U.S. airstrike that killed scores of civilians in Mosul, and the latest on Manchester.

Wading Into Murky Waters, Trump Trip To Advocate Religious Unity

Thu, 18 May 2017 04:56:00 -0400

Starting Friday, President Trump will address Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia as well as visit the Israel and the Vatican. But there's plenty that could go wrong.