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Rugged terrian: Insurgent groups have often used the Hamrin mountains as a hideaway. (photo: دشتي علي)
Rugged terrian: Insurgent groups have often used the Hamrin mountains as a hideaway. (photo: دشتي علي)
Rugged terrian: Insurgent groups have often used the Hamrin mountains as a hideaway. (photo: دشتي علي)
Run To The Hills:

Extremists Go From Mosul To The Mountains

Dashty Ali
Having been driven out of Mosul, the extremist Islamic State group is doing what Al Qaeda did before them: setting up new bases in the rugged northern Hamrin mountain area.
27.07.2017
IS Far From Gone:

For Iraq, One Down, Three More Battles To Go

Mustafa Habib
The Islamic State group still hold three significant towns in Iraq. But the fight to get the extremist group out of there will be way more complicated than anything that came before.
27.07.2017
Neighbourhood Watch:

Extremist Sleeper Cells Re-Appear At The Gates Of Baghdad

Ibrahim Saleh
The fight against the extremist Islamic State group goes on in rural areas around Baghdad. And security forces are enlisting the aid of locals to finish the job.
27.07.2017
Islamic Art:

The Iraqi Kurdish Soldier Proving His Pen Mightier Than His Gun

Saman Omer
After only three years of lessons, a young Iraqi Kurdish man is winning prizes for his calligraphy. His major problem: As a soldier, his hobby must fit in around fighting extremists.
27.07.2017
Are IS fighters among them? Civilians in Mosul flee fighting in their city. (photo: احمد غرابلي جيتي ) Are IS fighters among them? Civilians in Mosul flee fighting in their city. (photo: احمد غرابلي جيتي ) Are IS fighters among them? Civilians in Mosul flee fighting in their city. (photo: احمد غرابلي جيتي )
Crime And Punishment:

In Mosul, What To Do With Extremists’ Families?

Nawzat Shamdeen
Locals in Mosul are divided on whether to rehabilitate, reconcile or punish the families of Islamic State members. Meanwhile rumour has it that secret detention camps are already being set up.
20.07.2017
News posted on Facebook by Iraqi media, about the
News posted on Facebook by Iraqi media, about the
News posted on Facebook by Iraqi media, about the
Russian Snipers At A Mosul Disco:

In Iraq, Dangerous Online Misinformation Convicts The Innocent

Mustafa Habib
Iraqis are desperate to find out what is happening in Mosul. But there is so much misinformation online, including torture videos and lists of alleged extremists, it is hard to know what to believe.
19.07.2017
A sign in Kurdish says no guns are allowed in an Erbil park. (photo: الموسوعة الحرة) A sign in Kurdish says no guns are allowed in an Erbil park. (photo: الموسوعة الحرة) A sign in Kurdish says no guns are allowed in an Erbil park. (photo: الموسوعة الحرة)
Daily Death:

As Number Of Guns In Iraqi Kurdistan Increases, So Does Murder Rate

Honar Hama Rasheed
Since the security crisis began, it has become easier to buy guns in Iraqi Kurdistan. Now, officials say, that is resulting in an increasingly militarized population and more murders and suicides.
19.07.2017
Powerful Tools:

Meeting Diwaniya’s Only Female Furniture Maker

Manar al-Zubaidi
In Iraq, working on furniture is typically a man’s job. But one independent woman in Diwaniya is reupholstering and sandpapering her way through that wooden ceiling.
20.07.2017
Environmental Issues:

Iraqi Kurdistan’s Lone Water Keeper

Maaz Farhan
Iraqi Kurdistan could have a serious water problem by 2025, authorities say. One Sulaymaniyah man is using his skills as an artist and video maker to highlight pollution in local waterways.
19.07.2017
Iraq After The Islamic State:

No Unity On The Sunni Side Of The Street

Mustafa Habib
As the date for a Baghdad summit on unity nears, the cracks are showing. It seems the country's Sunni politicians can’t even get together to discuss their possible unity, in post-Islamic State Iraq.
12.07.2017