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Living In A Prison

High Security In Anbar Changes Iraqi Civilian Life

Kamal al-Ayash
There are checkpoints, security dogs, armed men and guns everywhere. Locals in Anbar’s biggest cities complain that the fight against extremists is turning their hometowns into one big military barracks.
2.08.2018
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
Iraqi army forces advancing toward the center of Kirkuk last October. (photo: احمد الربيعي) Iraqi army forces advancing toward the center of Kirkuk last October. (photo: احمد الربيعي) Iraqi army forces advancing toward the center of Kirkuk last October. (photo: احمد الربيعي)
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
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
No longer boss? Iraqi military on parade. Source: Govt website
Baghdad’s Legal Gangs?
As Iraqi Police Lose Control Of Streets, Militias Take Over
19.01.2017  |  Security
Good business: Security cameras for sale in Iraqi Kurdistan. (photo: معاذ فرحان)
Invasion Of Privacy?
In Iraqi Kurdistan, A Security Camera On Every Corner
19.01.2017  |  Security
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