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Christianity grows in Syrian town once besieged by Islamic State

Apr 17 2019

KOBANI, Syria A community of Syrians who converted to Christianity from Islam is growing in Kobani, a town besieged by Islamic State for months, and where the tide turned against the militants four years ago. | Video

Teenage brides trapped between Islamic State and its victors

Apr 13 2019

AL-HOL CAMP, Syria Rawan Aboud tried to escape Islamic State after the death of her abusive first husband, a militant killed fighting for the group. She was jailed and forced to marry another fighter. When he died, she finally fled. | Video

Snipers, starvation and death: IS 'caliphate' ended in bloodbath

Apr 11 2019

AL-HOL CAMP, Syria Even when U.S. coalition air strikes and artillery paused for people to evacuate during lulls in fighting, the killing did not stop in Islamic State's final enclave.

Islamic State recruit says many foreign fighters jailed or killed

Apr 11 2019

RMEILAN, Syria A Tajik man who joined Islamic State said many foreigners who enlisted in its self-declared caliphate in Iraq and Syria were jailed or killed for trying to leave.

Starved infants, wounded women crowd Syrian hospitals after Islamic State defeat

Apr 08 2019

HASAKA, Syria The paramedics' log at al-Hol camp in eastern Syria lists the injuries and ailments of infants rushed from the battlefield to its crowded, dirty clinic: malnourishment, stunted growth, broken leg. | Video

Rouhani seeks to shore up Iran's influence on Baghdad trip

Mar 10 2019

BAGHDAD/GENEVA President Hassan Rouhani's visit to Iraq this week is a strong message to the United States and its regional allies that Iran still dominates Baghdad, a key arena for rising tension between Washington and Tehran.

Exclusive: Iran-backed groups corner Iraq's postwar scrap metal market - sources

Feb 13 2019

MOSUL, Iraq The wrecks of vehicles used by Islamic State militants as car bombs and other metal debris left by the war in Iraq are now helping fund their Iran-backed enemies, industry sources say.

At Khomeini's Iraqi place of exile, Iranians remember revolution's leader

Feb 11 2019

NAJAF, Iraq On a backstreet in Iraq's holy city of Najaf, Iranian pilgrims shuffle in and out of a small doorway, making a short but important detour. They have come to see where the leader of the Islamic revolution once dwelled in exile.

No plan for Mosul: chaos and neglect slow Iraqi city's recovery

Feb 04 2019

MOSUL, Iraq The demolition of a wrecked building in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul where Islamic State used to execute men they said were gay is already in its third month. | Video

Iraqi president says Trump did not ask permission to 'watch Iran'

Feb 04 2019

BAGHDAD Iraqi President Barham Salih said on Monday that President Donald Trump did not ask Iraq's permission for U.S. troops stationed there to "watch Iran." | Video

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