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A Year Later, ISIS Maintains Grip On Iraqi City Of Mosul06:32

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A year ago today, militants from the self-proclaimed Islamic State, or ISIS, blasted their way into the city of Mosul, Iraq, killing or scattering the U.S.-trained Iraqi troops defending it.

In the weeks and months that followed, the world watched as tens of thousands of residents fled and minority Yazidis were kidnapped or killed.

NPR's Alice Fordham reported from around Mosul at the time, and visited the area last week. She tells Here & Now's Robin Young that the Iraqi government is losing power and influence.


This segment aired on June 9, 2015.


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