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

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:11:00 -0500

His phone rarely stops ringing. Most calls and messages are from other Yazidis in Iraq's Kurdistan region, asking for help to find their relatives. Others are from people threatening to kill him.

A New Approach To Refugees: Pay Them To Go Home

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 17:47:00 -0500

Even though the refugee crisis in Europe reached its peak two years ago, countries are still trying to figure out what to do with the more than 150,000 refugees who want to stay in the E.U.

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

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 07:00:45 -0500

The Iraqi city of Mosul is now free from ISIS control. Two sisters who attend Mosul University talk about their goals for the future, and the obstacles that remain.

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

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 00:01:00 -0500

An orphanage in the Iraqi city of Mosul is caring for confused and unidentified children left in the wake of ISIS.

Judge Sides With ACLU, Ruling American Detainee In Iraq Has Right To Lawyer

Sun, 24 Dec 2017 10:59:22 -0500

The federal judge said Saturday that the Pentagon should give the ACLU immediate access to the suspected ISIS-member who has been held for three months without charge.

More Civilians Than ISIS Fighters Are Believed Killed In Mosul Battle

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 15:58:00 -0500

A morgue in Mosul, Iraq, documented more than 5,000 civilians killed during the battle to free the city from ISIS — likely more than the number of ISIS fighters that died.

Iraqi Prime Minister Celebrates Defeat Of ISIS, But Still Faces Pressure

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:33:00 -0500

Iraq is celebrating the defeat of ISIS as Prime Minister Haider al Abadi declared Dec. 10 the country's newest national holiday. The prime minister has also won a face-off with Kurds, but still faces pressures from inside and outside his country.

ISIS's Last Stand Falls In Iraq, Prime Minister Says

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 11:17:12 -0500

After a three-and-a-half year fight, Haider al-Abadi announced Saturday Iraqi forces had retaken the group's final stronghold along the Syrian border.

Coalition Strikes Killed More Than 800 Civilians In Fight Against ISIS, U.S. Says

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 11:08:00 -0500

Operation Inherent Resolve forces have carried out more than 28,000 air and artillery strikes between August of 2014 and October, backing fighters in Iraq and Syria.

In Iraq, Kirkuk Residents Nervous As Power Turns Over Again

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 16:38:00 -0500

Power has shifted again in one of Iraq's most ancient and pivotal cities — Kirkuk. Kurds have recently been on top there but now Arab leaders are in charge and residents are tense as they look ahead.

Traumatized And Vulnerable To Abuse, Orphans From Mosul Are 'Living In Another World'

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 09:00:15 -0500

Thousands of Iraqi children lost one or both parents during fighting in Mosul. "They are sad and isolated. Most of the time, they have few friends and they don't trust anyone," says a social worker.

German Government Trying To Bring Back Children Who Ended Up With ISIS

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:32:28 -0500

The German Foreign Ministry is trying to negotiate the return of German children who ended up with ISIS through no fault of their own. Some of the children were taken to Iraq and Syria by their German parents, while others were born there.

Iraqi Authorities Trying To Deal With A Complicated Legacy Of ISIS Fighters

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:32:28 -0500

Many foreign ISIS families are in the process of being moved to Baghdad as Iraq works to persuade countries like Russia and Turkey, to take back foreign wives and children of ISIS fighters.

'New York Times' Reporter On The Investigation Into U.S. Airstrikes In Iraq

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:02:00 -0500

Civilians killed by coalition airstrikes in northern Iraq have been vastly underestimated by the U.S. military, according to an investigation by The New York Times Magazine.

Rescue Workers Continue To Search Through Rubble Following Earthquake In Iran And Iraq

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:57:00 -0500

Rescue workers in Iran are trying to dig out survivors from the rubble after a major earthquake struck along its border with Iraq yesterday. Hundreds are dead, and thousands are injured and in need of shelter.