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On The Front Line

In The Syrian City Of Afrin, Some Locals Still Cheer Turkish Air Strikes

Awara Hamid
NIQASH’s correspondent travelled to the Syrian city of Afrin, controlled by Syrian Kurds und under siege by Turkey. Here he details a dangerous five-day journey.
The Right Balance:

Iraq’s Sunnis Want US Troops To Stay. Iraq’s Shiites, Not So Much

Mustafa Habib
Iraq’s Sunni Muslims are anxiously watching the debate over the presence of US troops in Iraq. Civilians believe they are an important neutralising presence and military personnel want their help and their technology.
Missing, Presumed Imprisoned:

Political Promises For Mosul Families Still Seeking Lost Loved Ones

Special Correspondent
Thousands of locals in Mosul are still waiting to hear if loved ones, taken by the Islamic State, are alive or dead. It’s become a political cause celebre and some worry that grieving families are being exploited.
Courting Danger:

Iraqi Lawyers Get Death Threats But Won’t Go To Police

Narim Rostam
For lawyers working on sensitive cases, especially corruption cases, in Iraqi Kurdistan, death and other threats are just part of the job.
Fighters from the Ahrar al-Furat group, affiliated with Anbar's tribal militias. (photo: صفحة احرار الفرات على الفيسبوك) Fighters from the Ahrar al-Furat group, affiliated with Anbar's tribal militias. (photo: صفحة احرار الفرات على الفيسبوك) Fighters from the Ahrar al-Furat group, affiliated with Anbar's tribal militias. (photo: صفحة احرار الفرات على الفيسبوك)
What Next For Fighters?

Anbar’s Sunni Militias Fear They Will Be Abandoned By Iraqi Govt - Again

Kamal al-Ayash
The Sunni Muslim volunteers who fought extremists are supposed to be integrated into federal security forces too. But Anbar fighters have heard that promise before and they’re worried it might not happen.
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
Islamic State explosives defused by Iraqi Kurdish military on display. (Source: Abdul Khalq Dosky) (photo: عبد الخالق دوسكي)
Let’s See Who Dies First:
On The Road With Iraqi Kurdistan’s Bomb Disposal Squad
12.10.2016  |  Security