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Transporting Guard soldiers, equipment is no easy task

Minnesota National Guard soldiers charged with transporting thousands of soldiers and their equipment have already been working for more than half a year on logistics for the upcoming deployment by the First Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division to Kuwait.

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Document U.S.-Led Coalition Hits Main Mosul Hospital With Airstrike
The U.S.-led coalition fighting ISIS says it launched the strike at the request of the Iraqi military, and that ISIS was using the hospital complex as a command and control center.
Document Civilians Face Heightened Danger As Iraqi Forces Fight To Retake Mosul
As the number of injuries and deaths increase for civilians in Mosul and Iraqi troops trying to liberate them from ISIS, it raises questions about guidance that civilians should stay in place.
Document ISIS Drove Them From School. Now The Kids Of Mosul Want To Go Back
A boy from Mosul, now in an Iraqi camp, quit school after ISIS took it over. "The children were terrified," says his mother. "They should be playing, and instead it was blood, blood everywhere."
Document Battle For Mosul Heats Up As Iraqi Forces Fight To Free City From ISIS
The city of Mosul, Iraq, is under heavy fire as Iraqi troops try to free the city from ISIS control. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with the International Rescue Committee's head of Iraq programming, Alex Milutinovic, about conditions in the city.
Document More Civilians Flee ISIS-Held Iraqi City Of Mosul
The Iraqi Army, Kurdish fighters and Shiite militias are all grinding toward the city of Mosul. Civilians are fleeing the city in greater numbers, resigning themselves to spending winter in a tent.

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