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An army checkpoint in action in one of Baghdad's northern suburbs. (Source: Iraqi Ministry of Defence) (photo: وزارة الدفاع العراقية)
An army checkpoint in action in one of Baghdad's northern suburbs. (Source: Iraqi Ministry of Defence) (photo: وزارة الدفاع العراقية)
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

Ibrahim Saleh
Recent extremist bomb attacks in Baghdad indicate both good and bad: That the IS group has adapted its methods and become more mobile. But also that fixed bases inside the city no longer seem viable for them.
19.01.2017
Baghdad’s Legal Gangs?

As Iraqi Police Lose Control Of Streets, As Militias Take Over

Mustafa Habib
The volunteer militias formed to fight the Islamic State group are now policing Baghdad’s neighbourhoods. But as they do, they compete with the real police, ignore the real laws and often act more like a mafia.
19.01.2017
Patience Lost:

Power Station Attack A Sign Iraqi Kurdish Protestors Are Ready To Use Violence?

Alaa Latif
Just after protests about power cuts, somebody fired rockets at a Chamchamal power station. Is this the first sign of violence, after months of protests against the local government?
19.01.2017
Invasion Of Privacy?

In Iraqi Kurdistan, A Security Camera On Every Corner

Maaz Farhan
In Iraqi Kurdistan businesses can’t get a license unless security cameras are installed. But locals say cameras are unregulated and an invasion of privacy, not to mention they don’t help catch assassins in action.
19.01.2017
The road out of Ramadi, capital of Anbar, heading towards the Syrian border. (photo: Azhar Shallal) The road out of Ramadi, capital of Anbar, heading towards the Syrian border. (photo: Azhar Shallal) The road out of Ramadi, capital of Anbar, heading towards the Syrian border. (photo: Azhar Shallal)
Whose Frontier Is It Anyway?

International Interests Line Up To Take Control Of Iraq-Syria Border

Mustafa Habib
The border of Syria and Iraq looks likely to be the next testing ground for the newly conciliatory – yet unsteady – relationship between Iran and the US. Various powers are already jockeying for position on the frontier.
12.01.2017
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
Hassan al-Allaf: The sources of inspiration to a group like the Islamic State need to be removed.
Interview + Deputy Governor Ninawa:
The Liberation Of Mosul Is Uniting Iraqis
20.10.2016  |  Security
If the Iraqi army need us, we are ready: Mariwan Mohammed, a senior commander in the Iraqi Kurdish military.
Interview + Senior Kurdish Commander:
‘Our Forces Won’t Be Part Of Any Political Conflict’
19.10.2016  |  Security