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Mosul men suspected of being members of the IS group are held by the Iraqi military. (photo: Martyn Aim / Getty)
Mosul men suspected of being members of the IS group are held by the Iraqi military. (photo: Martyn Aim / Getty)
Mosul men suspected of being members of the IS group are held by the Iraqi military. (photo: Martyn Aim / Getty)
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.
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.
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.
A Tale Of Two Sisters:

The Christian Woman Who Found A New, Muslim Family In Mosul

Special Correspondent
A handful of Christians survived in Mosul during the Islamic State’s reign there. NIQASH meets two sisters-in-hardship, one Christian, the other Muslim, who formed a bond that has lived on after the extremists.
Chasing Helicopters:

Did US Planes Land In Islamic State-Held Terrain In Northern Iraq?

Histyar Qader
Recently a video featuring US aircraft apparently landing in Islamic State-held territory have fired up old rumours about US-extremist cooperation again. A closer look at the videos tells a whole other tale.
Ali al-Hussein: I come from Iran originally, but I consider myself to be Iraqi.
Interview + Kirkuk Militia Spokesperson:
‘We Are Proud To Be Supported By Iran’
4.07.2017  |  Security
منازل مدمرة في الموصل
Bittersweet Homecoming:
A Journalist Returns To His City, Mosul
25.05.2017  |  Security
Scene of a crime committed with stun greandes in Basra.
The Sound Of Fear:
A Plague Of Stun Grenades Cause Panic in Basra
11.05.2017  |  Security
Damaged pipes in Mosul. (photo: UNDP)
Power And Water And Music:
Signs Of Life Returning To Mosul
27.04.2017  |  Security
The funeral of murdered journalist, Kawa Ahmed Germyani. (photo: حيدر نادر)
When The Sword Is Mightier:
Iraqi Kurdistan’s Murdered Journalists Still Wait For Justice
20.04.2017  |  Security
A mural in Mosul painted by the IS group, as propaganda. The Arabic says: We will win and we know that all the coalition countries are our enemies. (photo: Getty)
Civilian Hostages, Snipers + Suicide Belts:
Extremists Prepare For Their Last Stand In Mosul
13.04.2017  |  Security
The lucky ones: Civilians in Mosul flee fighting in their city. (photo: Getty / Ahmad Gharabli)
Human Shields, Hidden Snipers, Burning Cars:
Mosul Locals Explain Extremists’ Desperate Tactics
23.03.2017  |  Security
Caught in the crossfire: Locals in Mosul run for cover, as Iraqi army forces clash with the extremist Islamic State group. (photo: توماس كوكس (جيتي))
Survivor Stories:
Tragic Tale Out Of One Basement In Mosul
16.03.2017  |  Security
An army checkpoint in action in one of Baghdad's northern suburbs. (Source: Iraqi Ministry of Defence) (photo: وزارة الدفاع العراقية)
An Agile Opponent:
Extremists Change Tactics in Baghdad
19.01.2017  |  Security
No longer boss? Iraqi military on parade. Source: Govt website
Baghdad’s Legal Gangs?
As Iraqi Police Lose Control Of Streets, Militias Take Over
19.01.2017  |  Security
Good business: Security cameras for sale in Iraqi Kurdistan. (photo: معاذ فرحان)
Invasion Of Privacy?
In Iraqi Kurdistan, A Security Camera On Every Corner
19.01.2017  |  Security