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The funeral of murdered journalist, Kawa Ahmed Germyani. (photo: حيدر نادر)
The funeral of murdered journalist, Kawa Ahmed Germyani. (photo: حيدر نادر)
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

Honar Hama Rasheed
In Iraqi Kurdistan, journalists who criticize the local authorities may be in danger. Over the past years, several have been murdered. Until now, no progress has been made on their cases.
20.04.2017
Civilian Hostages, Snipers + Suicide Belts:

Extremists Prepare For Their Last Stand In Mosul

Special Correspondent
As pro-Iraq forces close in on the Islamic State fighters in Mosul, civilians trapped in the city with them, say the extremists roam around wearing suicide belts and appear to be ready to fight to the death.
13.04.2017
Hide And Seek:

Extremists’ Hit-And-Run Attacks Increase In Southern Iraq

Ghazwan Hassan al-Jibouri
Over the past two months, the Islamic State group has launched more attacks out of remote Salahaddin. Tribal fighters who had been defending their villages are just about ready to give up.
11.04.2017
A Reason To Fight:

Young Kurds Commit ‘Treason’, Join Iraq’s Controversial Militias

Histyar Qader
Some citizens in Iraqi Kurdistan are trying to join Iraq’s often-controversial militias. They are signing on for economic reasons, but being recruited for political ones.
6.04.2017
Members of the NSS with detainees in Mosul. Source: NSS website Members of the NSS with detainees in Mosul. Source: NSS website Members of the NSS with detainees in Mosul. Source: NSS website
Needles In A Haystack:

In East Mosul, The Hard - And Flawed - Hunt For Former Extremist Fighters

Mustafa Habib
While Iraqi forces battle the Islamic State in west Mosul, intelligence services work in the east, to hunt down former members of the group. But those detained say the arrests are random and unjust.
5.04.2017
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
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