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Under threat and homeless, displaced Iraqis return to the camps

May 16, 2018 |

Just when those displaced by the onslaught of ISIS in Iraq almost four years ago thought the worst was behind them, many are leaving camps – only to learn their homes have been flattened, there are scant resources to survive and little in the way of safety and protection – prompting scores to turn back around and return to tent life.
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Iraqis flee fighting with tales of horror

November 4, 2016 |

A rising tide of humanity ebbed east from Mosul on Thursday as Iraqi forces entered the ISIS-controlled city for the first time in two years and engaged in up-close battles with the militants.
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LIfe under ISIS: Iraqis choke as sabotaged oil wells blaze

October 15, 2016 |

“We cover the children at night when they sleep,” said Khalil. His hands were stained black, the air in the entrance to his house thick with smoke.
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Iraqis pack up a lifetime as they flee ISIS-held Mosul in dark of night

July 25, 2016 |

The soldiers are on edge, peering nervously into the dark. They can make out the sound of people — they can never know whom — approaching their position on this mountainside overlooking Mosul.
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Iraqis retake air base from ISIS, PM says

July 10, 2016 |

Iraqi forces backed by U.S.-led airstrikes have retaken an air base from ISIS near Mosul, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Saturday.
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Millions of Iraqis have nothing to return to

June 21, 2016 |

“We were living like kings,” Yaqin Habash told me. “Now we’re sitting on iron.”
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U.S. defense chief worried Iraqis won’t fight

May 24, 2015 |

Defense Secretary Ash Carter, in his first comments since Ramadi fell to ISIS, blamed the weak state of Iraq’s military as one major reason for the city’s fall. In an exclusive interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Carter told CNN’s Barbara Starr, “What apparently happened was that the Iraqi forces just showed no will to fight.”
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