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A soldier with Iraq's elite counterterrorism force, left, inspects a tunnel made by Islamic State militants in Bartella, Iraq, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016. The town of Bartella in northern Iraq lays about 20 kilometres east of Mosul. (AP Photo/Ali Abdul Hassan)

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Soldiers give the first aid to a boy injured during the clashes between Iraq's elite counterterrorism forces and Islamic State militiants in the village of Tob Zawa, about 9 kilometers (5½ miles) from Mosul, Iraq, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. Iraqi forces battled Islamic State fighters for a third day in a remote western town far from Mosul on Tuesday, but the U.S.-led coalition insisted the latest in a series of "spoiler attacks" had not forced it to divert resources from the fight to retake Iraq's second-largest city. (AP Photo/Qassim Abdul-Zahra)

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A helicopter belonging to the international coalition forces takes off from a base outside Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. The U.S. has just as much to gain from the operation to recapture Mosul as the Iraqis themselves. Since 2014, the U.S. has provided airstrikes and advise-and-assist operations to put the beleaguered Iraqi military back on its feet after the Islamic State group gutted it of weapons, supplies and soldiers during its blitzkrieg across Iraq and Syria. (AP Photo)

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In this Sept. 8, 2016 photo, a U.S. Army soldier guards a position at Camp Swift, northern Iraq. U.S. troops will be engaged more closely than ever in fighting against Islamic State group militants as they back Iraqi forces in the long-anticipated assault on Mosul. The assault caps an increasing American role in Iraq over the past two years, with nearly 6,000 US troops on the ground, including special forces in combat on the front-lines. (AP Photo/Susannah George)

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Field office: Patrick Hanley retired on disability after being wounded in Iraq, only to face co-worker discrimination when he entered the federal workforce.

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FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016 file photo, a soldier from the 1st Battalion of the Iraqi Special Operations Forces listens to an address by his commander after a training exercise to prepare for the operation to re-take Mosul from Islamic State militants, in Baghdad, Iraq. The disparate groups that make up Iraq's security forces are converging on the city of Mosul, lining up for a battle on the historic plains of northern Iraq that is likely to be decisive in the war against the Islamic State group(AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)

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In this Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, photo, Christian women gather at an Assyrian church in Irbil, Iraq, to mourn the death of a member of their community who died in Europe. As operations to retake the militant-held city of Mosul ramp up, Iraqi Christians displaced from the area by the Islamic State group say even a military defeat of the extremists in Iraq, will not make the country safe for minorities again. (AP Photo/Alice Martins)

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Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, testifying on Capitol Hill, was taken to task over the administration's characterization of anti-Islamic State operations in Syria and Iraq as a noncombat mission.

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In this Sunday, March 20, 2016 photo, two boys in a truck in a convoy of families fleeing Islamic State-held Hit, Iraq, wait at a checkpoint on the western edge of Ramadi, Iraq. Much of Iraq’s north and west fell to the Islamic State group in the summer of 2014, but over the past year Iraq’s military has slowly clawed back pockets of territory. While IS still controls a large swath of Iraq and neighboring Syria, the group has lost an estimated 40 percent of the territory it once held in Iraq, according to U.S.-led coalition officials. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

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This photo posted online by PUK shows the Virginia driver's license found on a man who turned himself in to Kurdish forces in northern Iraq on Monday, March 14, 2016. The American Islamic State group fighter who handed himself over to Kurdish forces in Iraq’s north earlier this week says he made “a bad decision” joining IS and traveling to Mosul, according to a heavily edited interview he gave to an Iraqi Kurdish television station that aired late Thursday night, March 17, 2016. (PUK Media via AP, File)

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Illustrations on Christians and Yazidis in Syria and Iraq by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

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U.S. Army chaplain Geoffrey Bailey leads soldiers on a tour of St. Elijah's Monastery on Forward Operating Base Marez on the outskirts of Mosul, 360 kilometers (225 miles) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq, in this Nov. 7, 2008, file photo. The oldest Christian monastery in Iraq, St. Elijah’s stood as a place of worship for 1,400 years. Satellite photos obtained by The Associated Press confirm that the monastery in Iraq has been reduced to a field of rubble, yet another victim of the Islamic State's relentless destruction. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)

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Christian girl, Fr Werenfried Village IRAQ / ARBIL-CLD 14/00028 Finalizing purchase of PVC caravans in Ankawa district for use as emergency accommodation for IDPs (Internally Displaced Peoples) forced from their homes by IS (continuation) IRAQ / NATIONAL 14/00247 PrID: 1405312 150 PVC caravans in Ankawa district for use as emergency accommodation for IDPs (Internally Displaced Peoples) forced from their homes by IS

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In this Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015 photo, a boy dressed in a tiny denim suit jacket holds a candle as Iraqi Christians celebrate during Christmas Eve mass in the Al-Bashara Church in a Christian refugee camp in Irbil, northern Iraq. Many of the worshippers are displaced from their homes after Islamic State militants swept through northern Iraq in 2014. (AP Photo/Seivan M.Salim)

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Sen. John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said the White House lacks a strategy to defeat the terrorist army in Iraq and Syria.

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In this photo released on June 23, 2015, by a website of Islamic State militants, Islamic State militants patrol Khazer, Iraq, near Mosul. The group's conventional and guerrilla tactics carried it to an overwhelming sweep of northern and western Iraq in 2014, capturing Mosul, Iraq's second-biggest city. Shortly thereafter, IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a "caliphate" spanning its territory in Iraq and Syria. (Militant website via AP)

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Illustration on ISIS slaughter of Christians in Iraq and Syria by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

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Illustration on Democrats' culpability in the fall of Iraq and the rise of ISIS by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Smoke rises above a damaged building following a U.S.-led coalition airstrike against Islamic State group positions during a military operation to regain control of the eastern suburbs of Ramadi, in Anbar province, Iraq, on Aug. 15, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter stands guard as new equipment arrives at Kalak refinery on the outskirts of Irbil, Iraq, as Kurdish authorities try to help ease the fuel shortage. (Associated Press)