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Muqtada Al-Sadr's Win In Iraq Is Dredging Up Tough Memories For Some U.S. Soldiers

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A Look At The Political Rise Of Iraq's Shiite Militias

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Retired U.S. General On Shiite Cleric's Showing In Iraqi Election

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Iraq Parliamentary Election: Shiite Cleric Takes The Lead

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Iraqis wave flags at a campaign rally for the Fateh Alliance, a coalition that includes Iranian-supported paramilitaries, in Baghdad on May 7. Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Almost 7,000 Candidates Are Running For Election This Weekend In Iraq

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As Iraq Tries To Deal With Remnants Of ISIS, Wives Of Fighters Sentenced To Life In Prison

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The Shorja market in central Baghdad, bustling in early April, was targeted in attacks in 2007. Sabah Arar/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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15 Years After U.S. Invasion, Some Iraqis Are Nostalgic For Saddam Hussein Era

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Young people take a photo in front of the Akhmad Kadyrov Mosque, known as the "Heart of Chechnya," and large letters reading "I love Grozny" in central Grozny, Russia, in 2017. Kirill Kudryavtsev /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Iraq, Protesters March Against Missile Strikes In Syria

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Iraqi Who Toppled Saddam Hussein Statue 15 Years Ago Regrets His Action

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In Iraq, Yazidis Are Trapped And Starving Even Though ISIS Is Gone

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15 Years Of War In Iraq, A Legacy John Bolton Has Yet To Reckon With

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Hardeep Sing (left) and Sushwinder Kaur (center) mourn holding portraits of their son Manjinder Singh, one of the 39 Indian workers whose bodies were found buried northwest of Mosul. Prabhjot Gill/AP hide caption

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Patrick Desbois began investigating Nazi crimes because of his family history. His grandfather was deported to a work camp in Ukraine during World War II but never spoke about what had happened. "So I decided to go there one day," he says, "and that's when I discovered that the Germans shot at a minimum 18,000 Jews, plus gypsies, plus Soviet prisoners. But no one wanted to speak about it." Christophe Archambault/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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After Documenting Nazi Crimes, A French Priest Exposes ISIS Attacks On Yazidis

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