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Battle To Wrest ISIS From Iraqi City Of Mosul Enters More Intense Phase

Fri, 26 May 2017 05:05:00 -0400

Iraqi forces say they're closing in on the final ISIS-held neighborhoods of Mosul. But the question of how to deal with civilians there looms large.

Remembering A Soldier Who Died For His Country Before Becoming A Citizen

Fri, 26 May 2017 04:38:00 -0400

George Rincon and Yolanda Reyes remember their son, Diego, an Iraqi war veteran who was killed in action in 2003. The family came to the U.S. in 1989 as immigrants from Colombia.

Iraqi Refugee Empowers Youth To Share Their Stories With 'Narratio'

Thu, 25 May 2017 18:13:00 -0400

After Ahmed Badr and his family fled the Iraq War, he used writing to grapple with his experience as a refugee in the U.S. He founded the website Narratio so other youth could share their stories.

Pentagon Reveals Results Of Probe Into Deadly Mosul Airstrike

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:32:00 -0400

The Pentagon quietly disclosed the results of its investigation into a deadly airstrike in March that killed more than 100 civilians in Mosul, Iraq. A small American bomb ignited "a large amount of explosive material" that ISIS fighters had hidden in the house.

Pentagon Blames 105 Civilian Deaths From Mosul Strike On 'Secondary Explosion'

Thu, 25 May 2017 07:43:00 -0400

The Pentagon has released its report on an airstrike in Mosul that left at least 105 civilians dead, saying ISIS had put explosives in the building that was hit.

Pentagon Announces Results Of Investigation Into Civilians Killed In U.S. Airstrike

Thu, 25 May 2017 05:12:00 -0400

The Pentagon is expected to announce the results of its investigation into an airstrike in Mosul, Iraq earlier this year that killed scores of civilians.

Morning News Brief: Reporter Body Slammed, U.S. Assesses Civilians Killed In Airstrike

Thu, 25 May 2017 05:12:00 -0400

A Montana GOP House candidate has been charged with assaulting a reporter. Also, the Pentagon reports on a U.S. airstrike that killed scores of civilians in Mosul, and the latest on Manchester.

Wading Into Murky Waters, Trump Trip To Advocate Religious Unity

Thu, 18 May 2017 04:56:00 -0400

Starting Friday, President Trump will address Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia as well as visit the Israel and the Vatican. But there's plenty that could go wrong.

Kurd Flag Raising Adds To Tensions In The Iraqi City Of Kirkuk

Fri, 12 May 2017 05:04:00 -0400

The war on ISIS has emboldened Iraq's Kurds to take a provocative step — raising their flag above the disputed, multi-ethnic city of Kirkuk. The flag raising has caused ripples around the region.

In 'Anatomy Of Terror,' Former FBI Agent Outlines How Terror Groups Stay Resilient

Tue, 02 May 2017 16:30:00 -0400

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to former FBI special agent Ali Soufan about his new book, Anatomy of Terror: From the Death of Bin Laden to the Rise of the Islamic State.

U.S. Service Member Dies In Blast Outside Mosul

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 18:39:00 -0400

Saturday's death is the second American fatality since the Mosul operation to drive out ISIS began.

Time To Consult Congress Over Use Of Force Against ISIS, Lawmakers Say

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:19:00 -0400

The U.S. has relied on legislation from 2001 to justify its use of force against ISIS. But a bipartisan group of representatives say it's outdated, and argue it's time for a debate.

As Iraqi Forces Encircle Mosul, ISIS Unleashes New Level Of Brutality On Civilians

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:32:00 -0400

More than 300,000 civilians are still trapped in northern Iraq's Mosul. ISIS has kept them there as human shields to prevent the U.S. and Iraq from launching airstrikes and mortars against them.

Survivors Describe Aftermath Of U.S. Airstrike On Mosul

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 04:21:00 -0400

An investigation into U.S.-launched airstrikes targeting ISIS and killing an estimated 150 civilians last month is underway. Survivors say families were forcibly packed into houses by ISIS fighters.

Survivors Describe Devastation After U.S. Airstrike On Mosul

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 05:06:00 -0400

Survivors of last month's U.S. airstrike on the Iraqi city of Mosul, which targeted ISIS but is suspected of killing scores of civilians, talk about why they were in the houses that collapsed on them.