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Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:39:00 -0500As the number of injuries and deaths increase for civilians in Mosul and Iraqi troops trying to liberate them from ISIS, it raises questions about guidance that civilians should stay in place.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:24:00 -0500A boy from Mosul, now in an Iraqi camp, quit school after ISIS took it over. "The children were terrified," says his mother. "They should be playing, and instead it was blood, blood everywhere."
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:22:00 -0500The city of Mosul, Iraq, is under heavy fire as Iraqi troops try to free the city from ISIS control. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with the International Rescue Committee's head of Iraq programming, Alex Milutinovic, about conditions in the city.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 05:01:00 -0500The Iraqi Army, Kurdish fighters and Shiite militias are all grinding toward the city of Mosul. Civilians are fleeing the city in greater numbers, resigning themselves to spending winter in a tent.
Sat, 26 Nov 2016 08:00:00 -0500Iraqi forces recently drove the Islamic State from the ancient site of Nimrud. But during its stay, the extremists shattered friezes, leaving cuneiform texts strewn around the site.
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 11:31:00 -0500The victims included Iranians who were returning from a major religious pilgrimage in the Iraqi city of Karbala. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility.
Sun, 20 Nov 2016 09:11:37 -0500An Iraqi special forces commander worries that the battle to force ISIS from the city of Mosul is too dependent on his elite troops.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 16:18:00 -0500The Iraqi and U.S. offensive to try to force ISIS from the city of Mosul has been underway for nearly a month. But the fight for the city itself is just beginning.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 05:08:00 -0500As families flee from the ISIS-held areas around the Iraqi city of Mosul, they're put in detention. Relatives who were displaced long ago crowd the other side of the fence trying to visit with them.
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 05:00:00 -0500As Iraqi forces move into Mosul, they face resistance from ISIS fighters. In Syria, local forces have started an operation to recapture Raqqa, the defacto capital of ISIS.
Sat, 12 Nov 2016 11:47:00 -0500Christians in northern Iraq can now return to villages that the Islamic State occupied for the past two years. But the damage is extensive and many are not sure it's safe to go back.
Mon, 07 Nov 2016 16:30:00 -0500Two offensives in two countries are aimed at retaking Syria's Raqqa and Iraq's Mosul. Raqqa is the Islamic State's de facto capital, while Mosul is the group's most important stronghold in Iraq.
Mon, 07 Nov 2016 05:07:00 -0500Iraqi forces are advancing toward Mosul's center from the east. As the battle intensifies, more people are fleeing the city.
Sun, 06 Nov 2016 09:36:00 -0500Syrian rebel forces begin a military offensive targeting "the obscurantists [who] have taken this city as capital for their so-called state."
Sat, 05 Nov 2016 08:27:00 -0400Iraqi forces are fighting to retake Mosul from ISIS, but could ISIS lose the battle and still win the war? Seth Jones from the Rand corporation looks at other insurgencies in history for answers.