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The forces of the Islamic State are once more on the march.

Comment: IS will exploit any instability, including a potential humanitarian crisis caused by coronavirus, writes Paul Iddon.

Baghdadi dead, but the turmoil he thrived on continues

Sam Hamad

Baghdadi dead, but the turmoil he thrived on continues

Comment: US policy in the region has bolstered the forces that allowed IS to rise, while weakening the forces that have fought it, writes Sam Hamad.

Iraqi civilians transferred home from camps despite humanitarian concerns

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Iraqi civilians transferred home from camps despite humanitarian concerns

The Iraqi government's policy of returning displaced persons to their homes concerns humanitarian groups as their houses have often been ...

Our Women On the Ground

Salma Haidrani

Our Women On the Ground

Book Club: This powerful essay collection touching on love, loss, dual identities, exile and grief, celebrates the oft-overlooked Arab women ...

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IS kills 3 Iraq village chiefs in a week

Jihadists have killed three village chiefs in less than a week in Iraq's restive north, local officials said Saturday, as the targeting of state representatives escalates.

Marta Bellingreri, Laura Battaglia and Alessio Mamo

Awaiting judgement: Meeting the IS families

Special report: Inside the al-Shaham camp, where women and children are held indefinitely because of the crimes committed by their husbands, ...

Alessio Mamo

Photoblog: Meeting ISIS families in their desert prisons

Camp Shaham hides a secret: The displaced women and children here can't leave - they are accused of supporting the Islamic State group. Photos ...

Sam Hamad

Iraq has become a kleptocrat's dream

Comment: The gulf between what a significant number of Iraqis want, and what political elites and foreign powers are willing to give them, has ...

Canada ends military training of Iraqi Kurds

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Canada ends military training of Iraqi Kurds

Ottowa has said its Special Operations Task Force has ended training Iraqi forces after suspending the assistance last year.

Is Sadr poised to lift Iraq out of sectarianism?

Sam Hamad

Is Sadr poised to lift Iraq out of sectarianism?

Comment: The Sairoun bloc's victory is proof that a significant popular base exists that is ready to accept radical change, regardless of who ...

Washington: No survivors in Iraq helicopter crash

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Washington: No survivors in Iraq helicopter crash

No one survived the US helicopter crash when it went down on Thursday afternoon near the town of Qaim in the Anbar province, US officials have ...

Islamic State families struggle with life after the 'caliphate'

Francesca Mannocchi

Islamic State families struggle with life after the 'caliphate'

In-depth: Victory against the Islamic State group has seen hundreds of families in Mosul still paying the price of crimes committed by their ...

IS attacks kill 25 civilians, troops in northern Iraq

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IS attacks kill 25 civilians, troops in northern Iraq

Islamic State group fighters in Iraq continue to claim lives, despite the country's government declaring victory over the militants last year.

Paul Iddon

Iraqi, Turkish actions against Kurds give Islamic State respite

Analysis: Turning attention to claiming territory from Kurds in Iraq and Afrin risks allowing IS the space to regroup, writes Paul Iddon.

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Iraq sends reinforcements to Kirkuk to quell IS 'sleeper-cells'

The Iraqi military has deployed reinforcements to the northern city of Kirkuk after the Islamic State group carried out attacks against ...

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IS continue their killing rampage in Iraq

Two policemen have been killed by IS militants at an oilfield in Iraq, showing the group has still not been vanished from the country.

Iraqi Kurds say 4,000 IS fighters detained, including foreigners

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Iraqi Kurds say 4,000 IS fighters detained, including foreigners

The number includes 1,000 IS fighters who surrendered during the battle for Hawija, the last IS urban stronghold in Iraq until its fall ...

The New Arab & agencies

Mass grave of IS victims uncovered in Iraq

A mass grave thought to contain bodies of civilians and security forces has been discovered near Hawija in northern Iraq, one of IS' ...

Iraqi forces kill 44 Islamic State militants in Kirkuk

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Iraqi forces kill 44 Islamic State militants in Kirkuk

Iraqi forces killed more than Islamic State militants in Kirkuk province in a security operation on Friday, and captured almost a dozen others.

Iraq's penchant for the 'military option' with Kurdistan

Paul Iddon

Iraq's penchant for the 'military option' with Kurdistan

Comment: The Iraqi army's operation in Kirkuk concluded almost a decade of efforts on Baghdad's part to force the hand of the Kurds, writes Paul ...

The Iraq Report: ‘Victory’ over IS

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The Iraq Report: ‘Victory’ over IS

This week in Iraq: Was Abadi's declaration of victory just a political stunt?

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