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In this Jan. 13, 2017 photo, Sebastian Wolf, left, and German trauma specialist Jan Kizilhan, centre, sit with Baba Sheikh in Lalish, the holiest site of the Yazidi religion, located in the Shekhan district of Nineveh province, Iraq. Kizilhan is spearheading a new psychological trauma institute at the university of Dohuk in Iraq, the first in the entire region. (AP Photo/Alice Martins)

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In this Dec. 2, 2016 file photo, a group of civilians pass close to the body of an Islamic State militant, while fleeing from Mosul due to ISIS heavy shelling in several areas under control of the Iraqi Army, Mosul, Iraq, . Most of the fighting in Mosul has been taking place in the city's eastern sector, where Iraq's special forces are making slow progress because of fears over the safety of civilians still inside the city and spirited IS resistance. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo, File)

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FILE -- In this Dec. 6, 2016 file photo, an Iraqi soldier of the 9th division is seen within a Humvee in Shyma district in Mosul, Iraq. Iraqi forces, backed by the U.S.-led international coalition, launched a campaign in October to retake Mosul, the country's second largest city and IS's last major urban bastion in Iraq. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo, File)

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FILE In this Dec. 6, 2016 file photo, an Iraqi soldier from the 9th Infantry Division holds his machine gun while heading to the frontline in Shyma district in Mosul, Iraq. Iraqi forces, backed the U.S.-led international coalition, launched a campaign in October to retake Mosul, the country's second largest city and IS's last major urban bastion in Iraq. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo, File)

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FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2016 file photo, Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraqi forces have launched an operation to retake the western half of Mosul from the Islamic State group. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the start of the operation early Sunday morning, Feb. 19, 2017, on state television, saying government forces were moving to "liberate the people of Mosul from Daesh oppression forever", using the Arabic acronym for IS. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed, File)

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FILE -- In this Jan. 24, 2017 file photo, Iraqi Army soldiers celebrate with residents of liberated neighborhoods as they hold upside down a flag of the Islamic State group, in the eastern side of Mosul, Iraq. The U.N. and several aid organizations say an estimated 750,000 civilians are still living under Islamic State rule in Mosul despite recent advances by Iraqi forces. Lise Grande, the U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, said in a statement Tuesday that the cost of food and basic goods is soaring, water and electricity are intermittent and that some residents are forced to burn furniture to keep warm. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed, File)

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In this Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 photo, U.S. and Iraqi forces work together at a joint base, on the outskirts of Mosul, Iraq. Reverberations from President Donald Trump’s travel ban and other stances are threatening to undermine future U.S.-Iraqi security cooperation, rattling a key alliance that over the past two years has slowly beaten back the Islamic State group. Iraq’s prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, has sought to contain public anger sparked by the ban and by Trump’s repeated statements that the Americans should have taken Iraq’s oil, as well as his hard line against Iran, a close ally of Baghdad. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

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In this Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 photo, a U.S. soldier, left, prepares to launch a drone in a joint base with Iraqi army on the outskirts of Mosul, Iraq. Reverberations from President Donald Trump’s travel ban and other stances are threatening to undermine future U.S.-Iraqi security cooperation, rattling a key alliance that over the past two years has slowly beaten back the Islamic State group. Iraq’s prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, has sought to contain public anger sparked by the ban and by Trump’s repeated statements that the Americans should have taken Iraq’s oil, as well as his hard line against Iran, a close ally of Baghdad. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2016 file photo, U.S. Army soldiers move through Qayara West Coalition base in Qayara, some 50 kilometers south of Mosul, Iraq. Reverberations from President Donald Trump’s travel ban and other stances are threatening to undermine future U.S.-Iraqi security cooperation, rattling a key alliance that over the past two years has slowly beaten back the Islamic State group. Iraq’s prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, has sought to contain public anger sparked by the ban and by Trump’s repeated statements that the Americans should have taken Iraq’s oil, as well as his hard line against Iran, a close ally of Baghdad. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic, File)

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Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz promised Starbucks' own hiring blitz two days after President Trump signed an order halting visitors from seven predominantly Muslim countries — Iran, Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Libya and Yemen — for 90 days, and halting the American refugee program for 120 days.

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Fighters of Popular Mobilization Forces take a photo at the fighting lines against Islamic State Group militants outside Mosul, Iraq, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016. Iraq's parliament on Saturday voted to accord full legal status to government-sanctioned Shiite militias as a "back-up and reserve" force for the military and police and empower them to "deter" security and terror threats facing the country, like the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)

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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 file photo, Iraqi lawmakers attend a session in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraqi lawmakers have called for a "reciprocity measure," banning Americans from entering the country after U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order banning Iraqis and citizens of six other majority-Muslim countries. The Iraqi vote was non-binding for the government, but is poised to strain Iraq's relations with the U.S. in the midst of the operation to retake Mosul from the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim, File)

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ADVANCE FOR USE TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 2017 AND THEREAFTER-Hib Al Ogaidi, left, who moved from Baghdad, Iraq, speaks during an English as a second language class in Lincoln, Neb., on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. Ogaidi was surprised by Donald Trump's election and worries about the future for her family, who came to the United States on a visa since her husband worked for the U.S. military in Iraq. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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Little attention has been paid to Secretary of State John F. Kerry's discussion about a strategy to use the Islamic State's growing presence in Syria and Iraq as leverage to pressure Bashar Assad.

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Brig. Gen. Rick Uribe speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Irbil, 217 miles (350 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. In the interview Sunday, Uribe, a senior U.S. military commander in Iraq, expressed confidence in Iraqi forces fighting to recapture the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State militants. Uribe said he agrees with the forecast given by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi that it would take another three months to liberate Mosul, the last Iraqi urban center still in the hands of the extremist group. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

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Brig. Gen. Rick Uribe listens during an interview with The Associated Press in Irbil, 217 miles (350 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. In the interview Uribe, a senior U.S. military commander in Iraq, expressed confidence in Iraqi forces fighting to recapture the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State militants. Uribe said he agrees with the forecast given by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi that it would take another three months to liberate Mosul, the last Iraqi urban center still in the hands of the extremist group. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

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Brig. Gen. Rick Uribe listens during an interview with The Associated Press in Irbil, 217 miles (350 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. In the interview Uribe, a senior U.S. military commander in Iraq, expressed confidence in Iraqi forces fighting to recapture the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State militants. Uribe said he agrees with the forecast given by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi that it would take another three months to liberate Mosul, the last Iraqi urban center still in the hands of the extremist group. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

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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. (AP Photo) ** FILE **