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An Iraqi soldier holds a flag up to celebrate the liberation of the town of Al Qaem recently.
An Iraqi soldier holds a flag up to celebrate the liberation of the town of Al Qaem recently.
An Iraqi soldier holds a flag up to celebrate the liberation of the town of Al Qaem recently.
Fuelling The Fight?

Never Ending Story Of Extremism In Iraq

Mustafa Habib
The military campaign against the Islamic State is almost over. But now, locals and politicians alike say, the Iraqi government must work to ensure they cannot return to recruit more followers.
16.11.2017
‘Nothing But Destruction’

Tuz Khurmatu, Town Of Broken Hearts

Shalaw Mohammed
Tuz Khurmatu has been a flash point for ethnic tensions in northern Iraq for years now. But residents in the town tended to carry on, through sporadic clashes – until now.
8.11.2017
Of Dead Men + Exploding Bridges:

Dangerous Growth Of Fake News Increases Tensions In Northern Iraq

Histyar Qader
After clashes in northern Iraq this week, hundreds of fake pictures have flooded Iraqi social media. Some are real, some not, but leaders on both sides say it’s leading to a dangerous escalation of tensions.
26.10.2017
Shooting Gallery:

Iraqis + Kurdish Use Weapons, Meant For Extremists, On Each Other

Shalaw Mohammed
The countries that gave the Iraqi and Kurdish military rockets, vehicles and guns were concerned that locals might turn the guns on one another. They just didn’t think it would happen so soon.
26.10.2017
A dark day for Kurdish dreams: Iraqi army forces advance toward the center of Kirkuk on October 16. (photo: احمد الربيعي) A dark day for Kurdish dreams: Iraqi army forces advance toward the center of Kirkuk on October 16. (photo: احمد الربيعي) A dark day for Kurdish dreams: Iraqi army forces advance toward the center of Kirkuk on October 16. (photo: احمد الربيعي)
The View From Kirkuk:

Secret Deals, Scared Neighbours + Grieving Mothers

Shalaw Mohammed
People in the northern city of Kirkuk have lived through a lot, including attacks by the Islamic State. But for many, last weekend was the last straw.
19.10.2017
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
A still from the Iraqi military's video of the tour of Fallujah, showing the IS cemetery with 500 graves.
Their Final Resting Place:
Touring An Extremist Graveyard in Fallujah
5.10.2016  |  Security
A military parade in southern Iraq this week, during which equipment that would be used in the fight for Mosul was on display. (photo: حيدر  الحمداني)
Preparing For Battle:
In Mosul, Extremists Build Walls, Tunnels, Trenches
26.09.2016  |  Security
The fire-blackened exterior of the hospital.
Conspiracy Theories, Rumours And Gossip:
Who Burned Babies To Death At A Baghdad Hospital?
30.08.2016  |  Security