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Widows of Iraq's war pick up the threads of fragmented lives

May 18 2019

MOSUL, Iraq In a workshop in a bombed-out factory in Mosul, Najlaa Abdelrahman joins scores of other women on a production line as they sew garments and try to knit their lives back together. | Video

For Yazidi survivors of Islamic State killings, the nightmares go on

Feb 19 2019

SINJAR, Iraq Ever since Islamic State visited death and destruction on their villages in northern Iraq nearly five years ago, Yazidis Daoud Ibrahim and Kocher Hassan have had trouble sleeping. | Video

Iraqi forces face tough resistance from IS in final Tal Afar battle

Aug 28 2017

AL-'AYADIYA/BAGHDAD Iraqi forces said they faced tough resistance on Monday from Islamic State fighters driven out of the city of Tal Afar to a small town where they had "nothing to lose" by fighting to the end.

Iraqi forces retake most of Tal Afar from Islamic State: military

Aug 27 2017

TAL AFAR, Iraq Iraqi forces have retaken almost all of Tal Afar, Islamic State's stronghold in the country's northwest, the Iraqi military said on Sunday. | Video

Islamic State stronghold Tal Afar about to fall, says Iraqi military

Aug 26 2017

TAL AFAR, Iraq Iraqi forces raised the national flag on Saturday in the heart of Tal Afar, Islamic State's stronghold in the country's northwest, and said they were poised to take full control of the city after a week-long offensive. | Video

Iraqi forces say they have broken through Islamic State lines in Tal Afar

Aug 25 2017

TAL AFAR, Iraq Iraqi government forces broke through Islamic State's lines inside Tal Afar on Friday, reaching the old city center and the neighborhood around the Ottoman-era citadel, according to a military statement.

Rescued from Islamic State, Yazidi boy longs to rejoin mother in Canada

Jul 25 2017

DUHOK, Iraq A Yazidi boy rescued from the battlefield in Mosul after three years in Islamic State captivity has asked to be reunited with his mother, who was granted asylum in Canada after escaping from the militants herself.

Anger in Mosul as Islamic State destroys historic mosque

Jun 23 2017

MOSUL/BAGHDAD, Iraq The leaning al-Hadba minaret that towered over Mosul for 850 years lay in ruins on Thursday, demolished by retreating Islamic State militants, but Iraq's prime minister said the act marked their final defeat in the city. | Video

Scars of looting, destruction all that remain at Mosul museum

Mar 12 2017

MOSUL, Iraq After two and a half years under Islamic State control, all that is left in Mosul's museum are the traces of looting and destruction. | Video

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