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Iraqi military on the Syria-Iraq border in Anbar.
Iraqi military on the Syria-Iraq border in Anbar.
Iraqi military on the Syria-Iraq border in Anbar.
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
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
Caught In The Crossfire?

In Kirkuk, Civilian Deaths Raise Local Ire And Endanger Iraqi Troops

Shalaw Mohammed
A number of apparently accidental civilian deaths in Kirkuk are causing antipathy toward the Iraqi troops that currently control the city. But local politicians can’t seem to agree on what to do about it.
28.06.2018
Three Years Gone:

Salahaddin Families Appeal To PM To Find Missing Relatives

Ghazwan Hassan al-Jibouri
Salahaddin families had hoped when the city of Mosul was cleared of extremists, they'd find out what happened to missing loved ones. But three years later they still don’t know. Now they’re asking the prime minister.
31.05.2018
Still some work to do: The commander of Iraq's ground forces addresses soldiers. (photo: Iraqi MoD)
IS Far From Gone:
For Iraq, One Down, Three More Battles To Go
27.07.2017  |  Security
Rugged terrian: Insurgent groups have often used the Hamrin mountains as a hideaway. (photo: Araz Muhammed)
Run To The Hills:
Extremists Go From Mosul To The Mountains
27.07.2017  |  Security
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