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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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'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.

In Fallujah, A Young Amputee Dreams Of Returning To The U.S.

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 11:16:00 -0400

Mustafa Abed lost his leg as a baby during the battle of Fallujah. A nonprofit arranged medical treatment for him in Oregon but then lost touch. With help from NPR's Jane Arraf, they have reconnected.

Kurds' President Says They Were Betrayed As He Resigns After Independence Vote

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 05:50:00 -0400

In Iraq, the president of the Kurdistan region has announced he is stepping down. His resignation follows the devastating fallout of a referendum on independence.

Kurdish President Barzani To Step Down Amid Fallout From Independence Vote

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 15:40:00 -0400

Since Iraq's Kurdish region voted to secede last month, Kurds have reeled from territorial losses. Now, their president and longtime leader, Masoud Barzani, has declared he'll step down Wednesday.

Iraqi And Kurdish Forces Agree To Pause Fighting

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 17:45:07 -0400

This has the potential to open the door for talks, after Iraqi forces moved to wrest territory from the Kurds, including the oil-rich city of Kirkuk. Iraq opposed a Kurdish independence referendum.

In Major Reversal, Iraqi Kurds Offer To Freeze Their Independence Bid

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 16:03:55 -0400

Iraqi military forces have recently retaken control of areas held by Kurdish forces, such as the city of Kirkuk. Today's offer from the Kurdish government is not likely to defuse the crisis.

Children Orphaned By Battle Against ISIS Remain Vulnerable Amid Conflict

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 16:50:00 -0400

The battle to force ISIS out of Mosul ended a few months ago, but the impact that ISIS — and the battle — had on that city's children will most likely last their lifetimes. Many children who lost one or both of their parents and are still dealing with displacement.