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The Forever War Fought by America's Allies

The U.S.-backed soldiers who battled ISIS across Syria and Iraq could be locked in the struggle for a very long time.

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How the War Against ISIS Was Won, Before It Was Lost

As Donald Trump seized on fears of refugees and ISIS in his rise to the presidency, the battle to take down Mosul, the group’s crown jewel in Iraq, was just beginning.


Deported at the Dawn of the Syrian War

After a decade in the U.S., Lawand Kiki was forced to Leave for Damascus.


The Kurds Were Fighting ISIS First. This Is What It Was Like.

Before the US joined the war on ISIS, before Trump abandoned them, the Kurds were waging a lonely fight against the jihadis in a forgotten patch of Syria. This is their origin story.

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