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Officials and residents in Mosul have expressed hopes for better security and the return of displaced people after Iraqi Prime Minister Kadhimi issued an order expelling militias from the city.

A Lebanese man and his daughter have been shot dead in Tehran amid reports that the man was a Hezbollah activist.

The Iraq Report: Beirut blast sends political shockwaves

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The Iraq Report: Beirut blast sends political shockwaves

The tragedy in Beirut has reignited calls by Iraqis for militant factions and groups linked to the government to remove their weapons stockpiles from residential areas.

Iraq launches new action against IS in Diyala province

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Iraq launches new action against IS in Diyala province

The Iraqi army has lanuched a new phase of a major operation against remnants of the Islamic State extremist group in Diyala province, as locals ...

Iraqi prime minister warns against attacks on Iran

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Iraqi prime minister warns against attacks on Iran

It comes as the Iraqi premier visited Iran for the first time on an official visit.

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The Iraq Report: Coronavirus cases spiral out of control

While Iraq saw a relatively under-reported spread of Covid-19 in the first five months of 2020, June alone saw a 600 percent spike in infections.

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Iraqi army launches military operation to secure oil-rich Kirkuk

A number of security forces will take part in a new military campaign against Islamic State sleeper cells in the oil-rich Kirkuk governorate, ...

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Without accountability, al-Hashimi's assassination will not be the last

Comment: Al-Hashimi was working towards a robust and inclusive Iraqi state. His assassination must not be met with impunity. What comes next is ...

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The Iraq Report: Assassination of Hisham al-Hashimi sparks outcry

Hisham al-Hashimi's killing sparked an outpouring of grief, with many perceiving his murder as the latest manifestation of how powerful ...

Iran-backed militia says PM's actions could bring escalation

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Iran-backed militia says PM's actions could bring escalation

Tensions have risen in Iraq between the state and Iran-backed armed groups after the assassination of a prominent analyst, whose death the US ...

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Rockets target American sites in Iraq despite militia arrests

Two rocket attacks have targeted American sites in and around Baghdad on Saturday night, wounding a child, despite recent arrests of suspected ...

The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran militias reassert dominance over Kadhimi

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The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran militias reassert dominance over Kadhimi

Iran's proxies have dealt a humiliating blow to Iraq's newly incumbent Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, who has now exposed the limits of his ...

Iraq launches operation against IS, anti-US militias in Baghdad

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Iraq launches operation against IS, anti-US militias in Baghdad

The Iraqi government has launched a new operation against IS militants in the north of Baghdad, which security sources say will also target ...

The Iraq Report: Showdown between government and Iran-backed militias

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The Iraq Report: Showdown between government and Iran-backed militias

Iraq's new prime minister has sent the elite CTS force to arrest members of Iran-backed Kataib Hezbollah, accused of targeting US soldiers. The ...

Iraqi forces raid Iran-backed militia base in Baghdad

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Iraqi forces raid Iran-backed militia base in Baghdad

Earlier this week US officials claimed the Kataib Hezbollah faction fired rockets at bases in Iraq.

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The Iraq Report: Iran's economic woes frustrate Shia militias

Iraqi Shia militias are beginning to show signs of discontent as Iran's economy is ravaged by US sanctions and Covid-19.

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WATCH: Gunmen set fire to Iraqi paramilitary group's headquarters

The offices of Iranian-backed paramilitary group Asaib Ahl al-Haq were set ablaze over the weekend, as Iraq witnesses bubbling tensions between ...

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Iraqis protest MBC broadcast calling slain PMF leader 'terrorist'

Angry protesters broke into the Baghdad office of Saudi-owned MBC television, after one of its broadcasts called Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, the ...

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The Iraq Report: Kadhimi takes aim at pro-Iran militias

While hailed as a show of force by Iraq's new premier against malign Iranian influence, the arrest of pro-Iran militants may be little more than ...

Iraq's Mustafa al-Kadhimi takes the helm in stormy waters

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Iraq's Mustafa al-Kadhimi takes the helm in stormy waters

Kadhimi will have to steer Iraq out of the coronavirus crisis, resuscitate an all-but-dead economy, and restore the faith of Iraqis in a ...

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Iraq launches 'Desert Lions' offensive against IS sleeper cells

Iraqi security forces are engaged in a new military operation against sleeper cells belonging to the Islamic State militant group, authorities ...

Iraqi paramilitaries killed as IS launch multiple overnight attacks

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Iraqi paramilitaries killed as IS launch multiple overnight attacks

IS operatives attacked several paramilitary posts across Iraq on Sunday resulting in several casualties, as rural tribespeople complain of daily ...

The Iraq Report: Islamic State is making a comeback

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The Iraq Report: Islamic State is making a comeback

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

Scores of Iranian fighters in Syria quarantined over coronavirus

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Scores of Iranian fighters in Syria quarantined over coronavirus

Some 40 foreign pro-regime militia fighters have been taken to hospital in eastern Syria after showing coronavirus symptoms, as activists allege ...

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