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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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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.

Scores Killed When Strong Quake Hits Near Iran-Iraq Border

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 05:00:00 -0500

Iranian state media reports that hundreds of people are dead and nearly more than 1,000 injured in that country alone. The quake struck at night and officials say the death toll was likely to rise.

Marine Drill Instructor Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Abusing Recruits

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 06:11:00 -0500

Gunnery Sgt. Joseph Felix, a 34-year-old Iraq veteran, was found guilty by a military court of punching, kicking and choking enlistees, particularly Muslim-American recruits.

After Iraqi Kurdish Independence Vote Backfires, 'I Do Not Regret It,' Says Barzani

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 13:11:00 -0500

In his first interview since pushing through an independence referendum that resulted in an Iraqi military attack, Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani tells NPR he's still "very proud" of the result.

Iraqi Kurdish Leader Says Region Will Re-evaluate Relationship With U.S. After Referendum

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 16:49:00 -0500

In an interview with NPR, longtime Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani says his people are re-evaluating their close alliance with the U.S. after the U.S. didn't back the failed independence push that led to his resignation.

The Slow Destruction Of Much-Loved Masgouf, An Iraqi National Dish

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 14:32:00 -0500

The lack of clean water, sanctions and ISIS have all contributed to depleting the supply of fish that is salted, fire-roasted and shared by Iraqis of all sects and political persuasions.

Gun Violence: Comparing The U.S. With Other Countries

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 11:53:00 -0500

The latest data on deaths by gun violence shows how the U.S. ranks among rich nations and lower income countries.

A Window Onto The 'Shocking' Final Days Of ISIS In Mosul

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 17:01:22 -0400

Abductions. Mass killings. Use of child soldiers. In a report released by two U.N. human rights groups, a brutal, bloody portrait emerges of the group's reign in the region.