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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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Iraqi Kurds Schedule Independence Referendum For September

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:25:00 -0400

In September, Iraqi Kurds have scheduled an independence referendum. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Joost Hiltermann of the International Crisis Group about the prospects for Kurdish independence.

In Mosul, Grim Homecomings And A Struggle To Survive In A City Now Free From ISIS

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:29:00 -0400

Civil defense workers have recovered more than 1,400 bodies of civilians in west Mosul. Relatives are searching for the bodies of loved ones in a landscape so devastated they can barely recognize it.

In Mosul, Fighting Continues After Iraqi Government Declared Victory Over ISIS

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 16:28:53 -0400

A week after the Iraqi government declared victory over ISIS in Mosul, there's still fighting and ruins engulfing the dead. Now reporters are banned from the area where the worst fighting took place.

Fighting In Mosul Continues Despite Iraq's Claim Of Victory Over ISIS

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 05:01:00 -0400

Supplies for government troops are said to be low, bodies of civilians remain in the streets and authorities banned journalists from the old city, which has been ruined in the battles.

With Destruction Of City And Citizens, Is Mosul Win Really A Victory?

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 17:08:00 -0400

Iraq's declared liberation from Islamic State militants in the northern city of Mosul. But with the number of civilian lives lost and the city now in rubble, some Iraqis are unsure about the future.

Iraq's Victory In Mosul Raises Questions About The Future Of ISIS

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 16:31:00 -0400

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with terrorism expert Bruce Hoffman about what to expect for the future of ISIS now that the city of Mosul, Iraq, has been liberated from the terrorist group.

Survivors Describe Grim Revelations In Aftermath Of Mosul Victory

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 16:31:00 -0400

Countless bodies, ruins and questions remain as the last ISIS fighters are driven from Mosul. The Iraqi government declared the city liberated on Monday, even though there were still ISIS fighters in the city.

Devastation Overshadows Celebration As Iraqi Forces Liberate Mosul

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 16:35:00 -0400

The Iraqi government has declared the city of Mosul liberated after nine months of heavy fighting against ISIS. High casualties and destruction have overshadowed the celebration.

Iraqi Forces Retake City Of Mosul From ISIS Fighters

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 16:35:00 -0400

Iraqi security forces have finally declared victory against ISIS in Mosul. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Sally Becker, founding chair of Road to Peace, about rescuing women and children there.

Mosul Has Been Liberated From ISIS Control, Iraq's Prime Minister Says

Sun, 09 Jul 2017 14:01:00 -0400

"They're now in one particular neighborhood, where the last pockets of ISIS fighters are fighting very hard. It's really their last stand," NPR's Jane Arraf reports from Mosul.

After Fleeing Persecution, U.S. Christian Refugees Now Face Deportation

Sat, 08 Jul 2017 05:00:03 -0400

The Trump administration's efforts to deport immigrants in the U.S. illegally is bad news for Christian refugees who could be returned to the countries where they were persecuted.

Hobby Lobby Agrees To Renounce Smuggled Iraqi Artifacts

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 16:31:00 -0400

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Candida Moss, professor of New Testament at the University of Notre Dame and the author of Bible Nation: The United States of Hobby Lobby. After Hobby Lobby was fined for smuggling artifacts out of Iraq, Moss talks about Hobby Lobby's unique business mission: to promote the bible.

Iraqi Forces Continue To Battle Remaining ISIS Fighters In Mosul

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 05:01:00 -0400

U.S. and Iraqi commanders say the fight to push ISIS out of Mosul, Iraq is nearing its last few hundred yards.

In Iraq, Fight To Retake Mosul From ISIS Appears To Be In Its Final Stages

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 05:05:00 -0400

Mary Louise Kelly talks to Major General Joseph Martin, land component commander for the 23 countries fighting alongside Iraqi forces, on efforts to eradicate Mosul of Islamic State forces.

Iraq Reclaims Historic Mosul Mosque, Saying ISIS 'Caliphate' Has Fallen

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 13:21:00 -0400

Though the mosque now lies in ruins, the moment marks a symbolic victory for Iraqis, who watched three years ago as ISIS declared a "caliphate" from its pulpit. But the fight is by no means over.