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Surviving the Fall of ISIS
As Iraqi and coalition forces invade Mosul, the last ISIS stronghold in Iraq, the grim details of the extremist group’s rule come to light.
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The Women Who Escaped Slavery at the Hands of ISIS
These women escaped the hands of ISIS. Now they tell their powerful stories to photographer Seivan Salim.
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ISIS Destruction of Ancient Sites Hits Mostly Muslim Targets
The world is witnessing one of the greatest systematic destructions of Islamic sites in modern times—at the hands of Muslim militants.
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Portraits Capture Unexpected Reactions to ISIS Beheadings
An Egyptian photographer finds family members who are happy that loved ones have become "martyrs."
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Iraq: 1,200 Years of Turbulent History in Five Maps
The region once known as the cradle of civilisation has seen significant changes.
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Satellite Images Reveal Mosul's Cultural Destruction
A quirky, crooked minaret dubbed 'the Hunchback' symbolised the Iraqi city for nearly 900 years, until it was blown up by the Islamic State.
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Iconic Ancient Sites Ravaged in ISIS’s Last Stand in Iraq
Archaeological remains in two capitals of a long-lost empire are destroyed as battle to liberate Mosul continues.
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How One Man Captured the Horrors of ISIS
Photographer Moises Saman discusses the decade and a half he's spent reporting in the Middle East.
About the Show

Over the eight-parts, The Long Road Home will relive a heroic fight for survival during the Iraq War, when the 1st Cavalry Division from Fort Hood was ferociously ambushed on April 4, 2004, in Sadr City, Baghdad — a day that came to be known in military annals as “Black Sunday.” The event series will cut between the action on the ground in Iraq and that of the homefront back in Texas, where wives and families await news for 48 hellish hours, expecting the worst. The incident, which took place 11 months after President George W. Bush’s famous “Mission Accomplished” speech, changed the American military’s view of Iraq from a peacekeeping mission to a fight against domestic insurgents.

 

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