In this photo taken on Saturday, June 25, 2016, internally displaced civilians, who fled their homes during fighting between Iraqi security forces and ISIS, to a camp at Amariyah Fallujah, Iraq. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)
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As Iraqi political and military attention shifts north in the fight against ISIS, the military victories that have put Iraqi forces on Mosul's doorstep have left behind shattered cities, towns and communities in Iraq's Sunni heartland.Anbar has witnessed the most successful military phase of the ground fight against ISIS to date. More than a month after ISIS was pushed out of Fallujah, the city remains a ghost town and Athab and his family are stuck in a camp on the edge of Anbar province.This year, Athab's family joined the more than 1 million other Anbaris who have been forced from their homes since 2014 . In Baghdad -- just over 40 kilometers (25 miles) away, Zeina could have access to the care she needs, but her family -- as Anbar residents -- lack the legal paperwork required to cross over into Baghdad Province.Athab, the Fallujah resident stuck in the tented camp on Anbar's edge, describes the past 13 years of cyclical violence as exhausting.
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