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Bad Guys On Buses:

How Iraqi Fighters Feel About The Extremists Arriving On Syrian Buses

Mustafa Habib
Iraqi forces are upset about the safe passage granted to Islamic State fighters from Syria. They will enter Iraq, where, locals say, thousands of their comrades await them in the extremists’ secret capital.
Waiting Hours To Be Humiliated:

Visiting Baghdad’s Checkpoint Of Injustice

Kamal al-Ayash
Security at a checkpoint for those going from Anbar to Baghdad is so tight, it's causing political problems; critics say it’s turning the province of Anbar into a prison.
Security Or Demographics?

Why Babel Province Has A Ghost Town

Mustafa Habib
Despite the fact that extremists left it around three years ago, Jurf al-Sakhar is still a ghost town. Critics say it’s all about changing the demographics to suit the provincial majority.
More Dangerous Every Day:

Meeting A Member Of An Extremist Sleeper Cell In Kirkuk

Shalaw Mohammed
As extremists are pushed out of Iraq, tensions in northern Kirkuk are growing. Local security forces believe the extremists are setting up sleeper cells in their district; NIQASH met one recently arrested member.
Next Stop, Tal Afar:

In Northern Iraq, Forces Prepare For Extremists’ Last Stand

Mustafa Habib
Intensive air raids, secret political talks and military forces gathering on the outskirts of the city: Everything points to the battle of Tal Afar – almost the extremists’ last stand in Iraq – starting soon.
Still some work to do: The commander of Iraq's ground forces addresses soldiers. (photo: Iraqi MoD)
IS Far From Gone:
For Iraq, One Down, Three More Battles To Go
27.07.2017  |  Security
Rugged terrian: Insurgent groups have often used the Hamrin mountains as a hideaway. (photo: Araz Muhammed)
Run To The Hills:
Extremists Go From Mosul To The Mountains
27.07.2017  |  Security
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?
20.07.2017  |  Security
News posted on Facebook by Iraqi media, about the Russian sniper.
Russian Snipers At A Mosul Disco:
In Iraq, Dangerous Online Misinformation Convicts The Innocent
19.07.2017  |  Security
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: احمد غرابلي جيتي )
Human Shields, Hidden Snipers, Burning Cars:
Mosul Locals Explain Extremists’ Desperate Tactics
23.03.2017  |  Security