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Fighters from the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan, or PDKI. (photo: Wikimedia Commons)
No More Safe Zones:

Iran Sending Assassins To Iraq, Say Iranian Kurdish Groups

Honar Hama Rasheed
After several murders of members of Iranian Kurdish groups in northern Iraq, accusations are flying. The groups say Iranian influence is increasing and that killers are coming over the border.
19.04.2018
Formerly-Armed Angels?

The Controversial Iraqi Militia That Now Prefers Social Work To Politics

Mustafa Habib
The fight against extremists is almost over and one of the country’s often-controversial Shiite Muslim militias is doing good deeds and eschewing politics. Is the al-Abbas Combat Brigade too good to be true?
5.04.2018
Thank You, Extremists:

In Northern Iraq, Kurdish Military Likely To Return To Lands They Lost

Shalaw Mohammed
In October, the Kurdish military were kicked out of Kirkuk for political reasons. But after recent Islamic State attacks, they may return – after the resolution of tactical, political and military problems.
5.04.2018
Fact Or Friction?

Anbar Locals Worry As They See Extremist-Allied Neighbours Returning Home

Kamal al-Ayash
It could be fear and prejudice against anyone suspected of extremist links. Or it could be that Islamic State members and associates really are sneaking back into Anbar.
29.03.2018
Hunting ISIS Ghosts:

Extremists Prepared For Their Defeat In Iraq, Now They’re Re-Grouping

Mustafa Habib
The honeymoon is over: After celebrating victory over the extremist Islamic State group, Iraqi security forces now have to deal with a new wave of fighters who prepared to start a guerrilla war.
21.03.2018
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: جيتي)
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
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