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Fuelling The Fight?
Never Ending Story Of Extremism In Iraq
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.
‘Nothing But Destruction’
Tuz Khurmatu, Town Of Broken Hearts
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.
Of Dead Men + Exploding Bridges:
Dangerous Growth Of Fake News Increases Tensions In Northern Iraq
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.
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Iraqis + Kurdish Use Weapons, Meant For Extremists, On Each Other
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.
The View From Kirkuk:
Secret Deals, Scared Neighbours + Grieving Mothers
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.
Smelling The Dead:
Iraqis Return To Fallujah To Find ‘A Corpse In Every Corner’
Kirkuk Security Forces Believe More Children Victims Of Violence
In Mosul, Where Every Street Corner Is The Front Line
Visiting Displaced Iraqis In Their New Home, An Abandoned Baghdad School
Making A Killing:
Anbar Desert Provides Extremists With Hiding Place - And Business Opportunities
Forced To Leave Home, Thousands Provide Cover For Fleeing Extremists
Why Iraqi Intelligence Agency Warnings About Extremist Attacks Are Ignored
A Common Enemy Unites Iraqi Forces – But What Happens When That’s Gone?
A Journalist’s Story:
Mosul Is My Hometown, Here Is Why The Islamic State Was Able To Stay There
The Keys To Victory:
Inside Mosul, Geography And Demographics Make Biggest Difference
Militias Betrayed By Mosul’s Extremists Say They Too Will Have Revenge
On The Sunni Side Of The Street:
Sectarian Tensions Return to Baghdad
Reporters Without Orders:
Mosul Claims High Media Death Toll, Iraqi Journalists Ask Why
Pledge Your Allegiance:
Iraqi Policemen Who ‘Repented’ To Extremists, Not Allowed To Return Home
Plans For Hawija Fight Fast-Forward After Extremists Attack Kirkuk
Keep Calm And Carry On:
Mosul Locals Stock Up On Supplies, And Live With Fear, Hope And Humour
Interview + Deputy Governor Ninawa:
The Liberation Of Mosul Is Uniting Iraqis
Interview + Senior Kurdish Commander:
‘Our Forces Won’t Be Part Of Any Political Conflict’
Will Kurdish Soldiers Withdraw From Parts Of Mosul Their Leaders Covet?
Anbar Tribes Exact Revenge Upon Iraqis Who Worked With Extremists
Let’s See Who Dies First:
On The Road With Iraqi Kurdistan’s Bomb Disposal Squad
Bloody Conflicts Of Interest:
Messy Military Allegiances Mean Any ‘Victory’ In Mosul Could Take Years
Their Final Resting Place:
Touring An Extremist Graveyard in Fallujah
Secret Gun Stores:
Why Iraq’s Militias Are Keeping Bombs + Guns In Residential Neighbourhoods
Preparing For Battle:
In Mosul, Extremists Build Walls, Tunnels, Trenches
House Of The Devil?
Religious Extremists Bomb Cafes In Basra Because They Employ Women
Exhibition Explores Ever-Evolving Islamic State Weaponry
Mosul Comes Next
Regaining Qayyarah a Major Step Towards Defeating Extremists
Conspiracy Theories, Rumours And Gossip:
Who Burned Babies To Death At A Baghdad Hospital?
Free, Easy And Beardless:
Extremists Hide In Plain Sight In Iraqi Cities, Justice Not Served
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