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ISIS Gains Ground in Anbar; Kidnappings of Women Continue05:33
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Iraqis take a ride at an amusement park during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha in Baghdad on October 5, 2014. (Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images)
Iraqis take a ride at an amusement park during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha in Baghdad on October 5, 2014. (Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images)
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The group that calls itself the Islamic State is making advances in Anbar, a crucial Iraqi province that was the epicenter of the Sunni Awakening during the Iraq War.

Meanwhile, ISIS continues to kidnap and systematically rape Yazidi women.

In the face of all this, do Iraqis think airstrikes in the region are effective?

NPR's international correspondent Leila Fadel joins Here & Now's Sacha Pfeiffer to discuss the mood in Iraq, following the holy day of Eid, which Muslims around the world observe.

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  • Leila Fadel, international correspondent for NPR. She is reporting from northern Iraq. She tweets @LeilaFadel.

This segment aired on October 7, 2014.

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