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The lucky ones: Civilians in Mosul flee fighting in their city. (photo: Getty / Ahmad Gharabli)
The lucky ones: Civilians in Mosul flee fighting in their city. (photo: Getty / Ahmad Gharabli)
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

Special Correspondent
Mosul locals, some of whom have escaped the extremists and some who are still under their control, describe the Islamic State group’s desperate tactics. They will fight to the death, trapped locals warn.
23.03.2017
Boots On the Ground:

Iraqi Soldiers Happy To See US Colleagues Back In Action

Mustafa Habib
Not everyone is pleased that the Americans are back, but interviews with Iraqi soldiers on the front line show just how happy some are to see the return of US boots on the ground.
21.03.2017
Survivor Stories:

Tragic Tale Out Of One Basement In Mosul

Special Correspondent
Abu Maad’s family is no longer living in extremist-held territory. But the story of how they, like so many other civilians, found themselves trapped between fighting forces, is a tragic one. As told to NIQASH.
16.03.2017
Ghosts Of The Islamic State:

While All Eyes On Mosul, Extremists Return To Other Iraqi Provinces

Mustafa Habib
While Iraq’s pro-government forces battle on in Mosul, extremists are heading back to other provinces. Locals say the number of attacks keep rising - and that something needs to be done before it is too late.
15.03.2017
A member of the YBS, or Sinjar Resistance Units, carries his flag. (photo: الموسوعة الحرة) A member of the YBS, or Sinjar Resistance Units, carries his flag. (photo: الموسوعة الحرة) A member of the YBS, or Sinjar Resistance Units, carries his flag. (photo: الموسوعة الحرة)
Proxy War?

Complicated Allegiances In Sinjar Will Threaten Iraqi Kurdish Unity In Long Run

Histyar Qader
The recent confrontation between different Kurdish forces in the Sinjar area may only be the beginning of a conflict that could split Iraqi Kurdistan, local analysts warn.
14.03.2017
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
Who Killed The 'Tank Boy'?
Iraq’s Fake News On Rise, As Mosul Campaign Continues
27.12.2016  |  Security
Iraqis in Abu Ghraib prison, awaiting release. (photo: واثق الخزاعي )
Catch and Release:
In Iraq, Over 200 Innocent Civilians Arrested Daily
15.12.2016  |  Security
Major General Fadhil Jalil Barwari, commander of Iraq’s elite Counter-Terrorism Service. (photo: آواره حميد)
Golden Division Commander:
‘We Know Where Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi Is’
15.12.2016  |  Security
When sectarian tensions were high in Baghdad previously, concrete barriers divided Shiite neighbourhoods from Sunni ones.
On The Sunni Side Of The Street:
Sectarian Tensions Return to Baghdad
26.10.2016  |  Security
صحفيونفي الجبهة اثناء تغطيته معركة الموصل (photo: نقاش)
Reporters Without Orders:
Mosul Claims High Media Death Toll, Iraqi Journalists Ask Why
25.10.2016  |  Security