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Suspected Islamic State militants languish in a prison cell in northeastern Syria in October. The Pentagon has reported about 10,000 ISIS fighters are being held in prison facilities in northeastern Syria. Some 2,000 are said to be foreign fighters, with the rest identified as Iraqi and Syrian nationals. Of the 2,000 foreign fighters, an estimated 800 are from European nations. Fadel Senna/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Tetsu Nakamura (right) is pictured in 2008 during a memorial service for a slain aid worker. The Japanese doctor was among six gunned down in an attack Wednesday in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad. Rahmat Gul/AP hide caption

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A woman walks past a wrecked van near the northwestern Syrian village of Barisha. Local residents and medical staff tell NPR that noncombatant civilians were killed and injured in the van the night of the U.S. raid on the compound of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Ibrahim Yasouf/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Syrians Say U.S. Helicopter Fire Killed Civilians During The Raid On Baghdadi

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Iraqi demonstrators take cover from security forces behind trash cans during clashes in the city of Karbala on Thursday. Mohammed Sawaf /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The Europol headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands, as seen in 2016. Europol announced Monday that over 26,000 items related to terrorist propaganda were removed from the internet. Mike Corder/AP hide caption

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Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speak to reporters in Ankara, Turkey after a hastily-arranged meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Oct. 17, 2019 over Turkey's offensive in Syria. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz has failed to form a new government by the deadline, dashing his hopes of toppling longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and pushing Israel closer to an unprecedented third election in less than a year. Oded Balilty/AP hide caption

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Khazaal Salih mourns his son, Abbas Salih, a medic who was shot and killed while he was treating a wounded protester in Baghdad. "By God, my son did nothing wrong," says Salih. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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'He Helped Save People And You Killed Him': Iraqi Dad Mourns Son Killed In Protests

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Australian Timothy Weeks, (left), and American Kevin King were abducted by insurgents in Kabul in August 2016. They are seen here in video stills released by the Taliban in June 2017. EL-EMARA Taliban via AP hide caption

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks Monday during a news conference at the State Department, where he announced the administration will rescind a 1978 department legal opinion that viewed settlements in the Israeli-occupied West Bank as inconsistent with international law. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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The Kaaba in the centre of the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, 1979. Every year, millions of Muslims complete a Hajj, or pilgrimage, to this sacred spot. Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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A new U.S. brigade combat team arrives in front of a Bradley Fighting Vehicle at a base in Syria's Hasakah province. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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In Syria, U.S. Military Says Fight Will Continue Against ISIS

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A vehicle burns outside a factory that was apparently hit with rocket fire Tuesday in the southern Israeli town of Sderot. Israel's military announced it had killed a commander of the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad in an early morning strike on his home in the Gaza Strip, prompting retaliatory barrages from Gaza. Ahmad Gharabli/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Iran's Lake Urmia has shriveled because of water mismanagement. Photographer Maximilian Mann traveled to northwest Iran to document life in the region. Here, a man walks in what used to be a river to the lake, now just salt. Maximilian Mann hide caption

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Aid workers dish up rice and stew to refugees at the Gawilan camp in northern Iraq. The camp has accommodated nearly 2,000 new arrivals in the past month. Fatma Tanis/NPR hide caption

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Syrian Kurdish Refugees Say Kurdish Forces Tried To Prevent Them From Fleeing To Iraq

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Omar Shakir, who oversees Israeli and Palestinian policy for Human Rights Watch, awaits a hearing in September at Israel's Supreme Court in Jerusalem. The court affirmed Shakir's deportation, a move that has prompted protests from members of the international community. Ammar Awad/Reuters hide caption

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