Alice Fordham

Alice Fordham appears in the following:

A U.S. Commander Works With Iraqi Forces To Fight 'Brutal Enemy' ISIS

Thursday, February 23, 2017

As the war against ISIS enters a tough new phase, a visit with Lt. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, the senior American commander in Iraq, shows his coalition troops deeply involved in the fight.

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Fight Begins To Wrest Control Of Western Mosul From ISIS

Monday, February 20, 2017

Security forces have begun an operation to retake the western half of the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State. The U.S. and other international troops are there advising and assisting them.

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Life Inches Back To Normal In East Mosul, But Worries Remain

Saturday, February 18, 2017

As Iraqi and U.S. forces plan to attack ISIS on the western side of the city of Mosul, residents are trying to restart their lives in the freed eastern side of the city. Not everyone feels safe.

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Iraqi Forces Ready For Effort To Retake Western Mosul

Saturday, February 18, 2017

The Islamic State still controls the western side of Mosul in Iraq. Now Iraqi forces backed by U.S. air power are preparing to retake that part of the city.

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Schools Begin To Open After ISIS Is Ousted From Mosul

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The sounds of kids in regular schools can be heard again in the eastern side of the Iraqi city of Mosul. ISIS was forced out the area Iraqi forces a couple months ago.

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Fight Against ISIS In Western Mosul To Begin After A Pause In Fighting

Monday, February 13, 2017

In Iraq, the eastern side of Mosul was retaken from ISIS last month. Iraq's security forces and their allies have paused before beginning the next stage of the offensive.

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Yemen Aftermath: Trump's First Military Raid Continues To Raise Questions

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Witnesses tell NPR about the raid, the military's first under President Trump. It resulted in deaths of a Navy SEAL and civilians. A CENTCOM investigation is underway, but similar raids could follow.

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Trump's Immigration Order Creates Political Tension With Iraq

Monday, January 30, 2017

President Trump's immigration order has caused political problems for one of the country's key allies in the battle against ISIS: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.

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Countries React To President Trump's Immigration Order

Monday, January 30, 2017

People in many countries rejected the ban on refugees and restrictions on citizens of 7 Muslim-majority countries. The measures added to growing frustration and concern with the new U.S. president.

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Syrian Refugees Left With Questions After Immigration Halt

Sunday, January 29, 2017

The temporary suspension of immigrants from Syria has left some refugees stuck in Lebanon, wondering what is next.

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FACT CHECK: Trump's Tweets On Christians, ISIS And Vetting Miss The Bigger Picture

Sunday, January 29, 2017

A day after criticism and chaos for some caused by his executive order temporarily banning Muslims from seven countries, the president took to Twitter Sunday morning to defend himself.

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Trump Renews Consideration Of Military 'Safe Zones' In Syria

Thursday, January 26, 2017

President Trump has revived discussion about implementing military "safe zones" in Syria, an idea from the early days of the civil war. But fencing off areas in Syria might not make sense given the current reality of the conflict, and it would be a challenge for the U.S. and its allies to put them into place.

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After Slow Going Against ISIS, Battle Picks Up In The Iraqi City Of Mosul

Monday, January 16, 2017

Iraqi forces with U.S. help have pressed deep into the ISIS-held city of Mosul but progress is still slow and dangerous. The scene may soon shift to an area where ISIS has more support.

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In England, An Effort To Preserve Ancient, Epic Assyrian Poetry

Friday, January 13, 2017

Driven to save his culture, an ethnic Assyrian living in Britain is recording ancient tales of adventure sung by modern-day bards. The songs echo stories from ancient Greece to the Bible.

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In Ancient Syrian City, Fighting Has Stopped But Rebuilding Is Scarce

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Homs was one of the places where the Syrian uprising began. The government has driven out its opponents in 2014, but much of the city remains in ruins, waiting to be rebuilt.

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The Water Supply To Damascus Is Disrupted By Syria's Civil War

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

A cease-fire is still technically in place but some fighting continues. The government is pressing an offensive on the valley of the Barada River and Damascus' water supply is badly affected.

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Russia And Turkey Have Agreed On Cease-Fire For Syria, What's Next?

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Russia and Turkey have announced a new cease-fire for Syria. But like others that have come and gone, this probably represents little more than a pause.

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Syrian Government Forces Are Close To Crushing Rebellion In Aleppo

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Hopes that international diplomacy might achieve a ceasefire or peace deal have faded, as fighters loyal to Syria's president press into the last opposition areas of the city.

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In A Pro-Assad Stronghold, Security Comes At A Heavy Price

Monday, December 12, 2016

The city is known as "Mother of the Martyrs" due to its high number of pro-regime fighters who've died in the years of war. Most who live here are Alawite Muslims, as is President Bashar Assad.

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ISIS Launches New Offensive In Ancient Syrian City Of Palmyra

Monday, December 12, 2016

ISIS forces had been pushed out of Palmyra last March. Reports differ as to whether the city has fallen once again to ISIS, but it's clear the radical group has re-entered the city.

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