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Fighters from a volunteer militia celebrate victory over the IS group. (photo: أحمد الربيعي)
Fighters from a volunteer militia celebrate victory over the IS group. (photo: أحمد الربيعي)
Fighters from a volunteer militia celebrate victory over the IS group. (photo: أحمد الربيعي)
Anbar’s Lost Children:

The Teenage Soldiers Who Fought Extremists, Now Deserted By Their Country

Kamal al-Ayash
Teenagers who fought the Islamic State group have returned home physically and psychologically broken. But because they were legally too young to fight, they have no way of getting the medical care or benefits.
13.12.2018
Living In A Prison

High Security In Anbar Changes Iraqi Civilian Life

Kamal al-Ayash
There are checkpoints, security dogs, armed men and guns everywhere. Locals in Anbar’s biggest cities complain that the fight against extremists is turning their hometowns into one big military barracks.
2.08.2018
Build The Wall

Despite Doubts About Efficacy, Anbar Builds Border Fence To Keep Extremists Out

Kamal al-Ayash
Iraq is attempting to secure its porous border with Syria. A trial security fence is being built. But there are many doubts about its ability to keep the Islamic State group out.
18.07.2018
Whose Guns?

Trying To Solve The Mystery Of Iraqi Kurdistan’s Exploding Weapon Depots

Awara Hamid
Recently, Iraqi Kurdish media reported on explosions in six weapons storage facilities. Most of the odd incidents happened within just one week - raising suspicions, despite official explanations.
12.07.2018
An Iraqi Kurdish soldier in the Hamrin mountains. (photo: اراس محمد) An Iraqi Kurdish soldier in the Hamrin mountains. (photo: اراس محمد) An Iraqi Kurdish soldier in the Hamrin mountains. (photo: اراس محمد)
New Terror Campaign

Extremists Intimidate, Harass, Dislocate Locals In Salahaddin, Then Take Over

Ghazwan Hassan al-Jibouri
The extremist Islamic State group has new tactics in Salahaddin. It is trying to clear areas it can use for bases with a campaign of intimidation.
12.07.2018
The Cold War On The Border:
US And Iran Face Off in Former Extremist-Held Iraqi Town
31.05.2018  |  Security
On trial? Police officers in Anbar. (photo: Anbar police)
Amnesty Or Disgrace:
What Next For Anbar Security Staffers Who Fled?
15.03.2018  |  Security
Missing, Presumed Imprisoned:
Political Promises For Mosul Families Still Seeking Lost Loved Ones
25.01.2018  |  Security
Next Stop - Syria, Lebanon, Yemen?
For Some Iraqi Militias, The Fight Will Go On
21.12.2017  |  Security
Premature Congratulation:
The Islamic State Group Lives On - In Iraq’s Deserts
13.12.2017  |  Security
An Iraqi soldier holds a flag up to celebrate the liberation of the town of Al Qaem recently.
Fuelling The Fight?
Never Ending Story Of Extremism In Iraq
16.11.2017  |  Security
A blocked road in Tuz Khurmatu. (photo: شوان نوزد )
‘Nothing But Destruction’
Tuz Khurmatu, Town Of Broken Hearts
8.11.2017  |  Security
A dark day for Kurdish dreams: Iraqi army forces advance toward the center of Kirkuk on October 16. (photo: احمد الربيعي)
Of Dead Men + Exploding Bridges:
Dangerous Growth Of Fake News Increases Tensions In Northern Iraq
26.10.2017  |  Security
A dark day for Kurdish dreams: Iraqi army forces advance toward the center of Kirkuk on October 16. (photo: احمد الربيعي)
The View From Kirkuk:
Secret Deals, Scared Neighbours + Grieving Mothers
19.10.2017  |  Security
Showdown in Anbar:
Iraqi Forces Move Toward Extremists’ Last Stand
18.10.2017  |  Security
البشمركة في كركوك
Accusations, Insults, War Mongering:
What Happened Between The Kurdish + Iraqis In Kirkuk
15.10.2017  |  Security
Iraqi army soldiers and officers in Abu Ghraib. (photo: وزارة الدفاع العراقية)
Conspiracy Theories:
Strange Goings-On In Security, In Abu Ghraib
11.10.2017  |  Security
Queues stretch kilometres in either direction at the Al Soqour checkpoint. (photo: نقاش)
Waiting Hours To Be Humiliated:
Visiting Baghdad’s Checkpoint Of Injustice
31.08.2017  |  Security