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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.
Trenches Are Trending In Iraq, As Locals Try To Prevent Extremists’ Return
Shelling, Then Selling:
In Mosul, Extremists Lament Damage, Then Sell Scrap To Highest Bidder
Supermarkets, Malls + Car Showrooms:
Extremists’ Commercial Investments Could Fund Them For Years
Spoils Of Victory?
Fallujah Locals Ask Who's Responsible For Post-Battle Destruction
Taming The Beast:
Can Iraq Ever Control Its Controversial Volunteer Militias?
M Is For Resistance:
In Mosul, Locals Wage Psychological Warfare Against Extremists
Safety Check Or Death Trap?
Extremists Target More Baghdad Checkpoints
Baghdadi's New Home:
The Iraqi City Of Al Qaem May Be The New Extremist Capital
Threats + Promises:
Does Fighting On Iraqi Border Signal New Iranian Kurdish Rebellion?
From Baghdad To Brussels:
The Iraqi Bully Who Joined A Belgian Terrorist Cell
Getting Away With It?
Iraqi Kurdistan’s Terrorism Law Expires, Leaving Extremists In Legal Limbo
The Yazidi Smugglers:
Dohuk Locals Launch Rescue Operations To Free Extremists’ Kidnap Victims
Goodbye IS, Hello Al Qaeda:
Extremist Group Has Deliberate Plan To Inflame Sectarian Fighting In Iraq
No Man's Land:
The Displaced People’s Shelter In Syria That’s Become A Prison For Thousands
Anbar’s Cities Are Free But Extremists Still Shelter - And Attack - In Surrounding Desert
Signs Of Violence To Come:
Iraq’s Yazidis Return Home To Face Cruel Economic Blockade
Ramadi’s Multi-Billion Reconstruction Already Running Into Trouble
Bad Drivers +Distant Leaders:
Newsletters Found In Anbar Indicate How Extremist Group Organises Itself
Suicide Bombers + Secret Tunnels:
Extremists’ Tactics On Fallujah’s Frontlines
In Basra, As Crime Increases, So Do Security Camera Sales
Behind The Scenes:
How The US, Iraqi Army And Militias Came To Unite - Then Split - In Fallujah.
Enemies Of The State:
Iraqi Journalists Targeted By Security Forces During Green Zone Protests
‘From This Basement To Heaven’:
A Would-Be Teenage Suicide Bomber in Mosul Tells His Story
Radio Free Mosul:
Iraqi Army Battles Extremists For Bandwidth In Northern Iraq
Cruel And Unusual:
Hidden Bombs In Ruined Ramadi Take High Toll on Returning Locals
Missing, Believed Disappeared:
Baghdad Locals Still Fear Being Kidnapped By Militias or Police
Baghdad’s Border Badlands:
Why The Iraqi Capital Can Never Truly Be Secure
Last Window On The World:
Extremists In Mosul Ban Satellite TV, Hunt Down Internet Users
Fighting For The Truth:
Did Poisonous Social Media Play A Part In Over 60 Deaths In Northern Iraq?
Gunning For A Profit:
Extremists In Mosul Get Into The Small Arms Business
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