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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.
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 13:29:00 -0500NPR and dozens of member stations searched for public statements by all 536 members of Congress. Use our interactive tracker to see what your lawmakers have — or have not — said about the order.
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 16:37:00 -0500President Trump's immigration order has caused political problems for one of the country's key allies in the battle against ISIS: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 04:58:00 -0500An Iraqi family that emigrated to Michigan expected to be reunited. But then the father was detained in Philadelphia after a travel ban for people from seven, primarily Muslim countries, was ordered.
Sun, 29 Jan 2017 19:41:00 -0500NPR's Kirk Siegler reports from Los Angeles International Airport where protesters have gathered to speak out against President Trump's immigration suspension.