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Troops from 16 different countries currently involved in Iraq

13 October, 2016

In-depth: Forces from up to 16 countries are present on the ground in Iraq, according to a new survey by The New Arab. Some are engaged in counter-insurgency operations

A fistful of dollars: Iraqis recruited for Assad's war

04 February, 2016

In-depth: It has long been known that Iraqi Shia militias are fighting alongside the Syrian regime, but recruitment drives for Iraqi Assad supporters have now even reached social media.

'Caliphate' tunnels link Iraq and Syria below the borders

27 November, 2015

The Islamic State group has excavated at least 40 tunnels on the border between Iraq and Syria, according to a report prepared by the Iraqi Ministry of Defence.

Maliki forms a new bloc with Iranian support

06 November, 2015

Former Iraqi PM Malilki met with Shia militia leaders before creating a new political bloc with Iran's blessing, according to a leading member of the Dawa party.

'Give up', former Iraqi PM is told

29 October, 2015

Hakim al-Zamili, a leading Iraqi figure in the Sadrist Movement and head of the Security Committee, has called on Nouri al-Maliki to surrender himself to justice.

Tariq Aziz: A profile

05 June, 2015

Saddam Hussein's right hand man has died in prison in southern Iraq, convicted of crimes against humanity.

Iran 'training Iraqi militiamen as special forces fighters'

22 May, 2015

Iraqi MP says 3,000 men are being trained in Iranian border town, while Iranian forces in Iraq are being drawn down in response to US pressure.

'Popular Mobilisation' militias patrol Iraqi frontier town

21 May, 2015

Exclusive: Photos show the Iranian-backed armed group patrolling Nukhayb, some 80km from the Saudi border.

Banged up and forgotten: life inside an Iraqi jail

15 May, 2015

Feature: Tens of thousands of Iraqis are being held in jails run by Iraqi intelligence and militias. Few know if they will ever see their day in court.

US private security contractors 'return to Iraq'

18 April, 2015

An Iraqi military source says that private security contractors are once again operating in Iraq, performing a variety of functions from providing security at key locations to training Iraqi forces.

Iraqi interpreter reveals new details about Saddam's capture

12 April, 2015

Feature: New accounts suggests the US fabricated details of Saddam Hussein's capture, notably that he was hiding in a hole, to further humiliate him.

Gulf countries delay re-opening Baghdad embassy

12 April, 2015

Regional developments, especially in Yemen, have forced some Gulf countries to suspend re-opening their embassies in Iraq.

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