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Unidentified air raids on Friday killed at least 35 pro-Iran fighters in Syria's Deir az-Zour, reports confirmed.

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

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

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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 militias have become.

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 ...

Iraqi researcher on militant groups Hisham al-Hashemi killed

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Iraqi researcher on militant groups Hisham al-Hashemi killed

Jihadism expert Hisham al-Hashemi was shot outside his home in Baghdad on Monday and died shortly thereafter at a local hospital, an Iraqi ...

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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 power and reach.

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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 ...

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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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Seven Syrian soldiers killed in 'rare' Israeli strike

Pro-Iranian militia fighters, along with two Syrian soldiers were killed in Israeli airstrikes in the province of Sweida.

Iraqi Kurdistan could emerge as Turkey-UAE proxy battleground

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Iraqi Kurdistan could emerge as Turkey-UAE proxy battleground

Turkey has launched two operations against Kurdish militants this week, raising fears of northern Iraq becoming a proxy battleground between ...

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New Iraqi PM to kick off first foreign tour

Iraq's new Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi is planning his first foreign tour.

The Iraq Report: Iran's economic woes frustrate <em>Shia</em> <em>militias</em>

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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.

Six militia members ‘killed by IS’ in eastern Syria

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Six militia members ‘killed by IS’ in eastern Syria

Suspected IS militants have killed three members of the Syrian Democratic Forces ‘in a horrible way’ and three members of an Iran-backed militia ...

The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran MPs demand Saudi 'reparations'

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The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran MPs demand Saudi 'reparations'

Lawmakers close to Iran are trying to pass legislation that would force Riyadh to pay reparations to Iraqi victims of terrorism perpetrated by ...

How Iran's Quds Day propaganda pictures backfired

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How Iran's Quds Day propaganda pictures backfired

Iran's Quds Day propaganda has backfired, with Tehran's role in the Syria war brought to task.

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The Iraq Report: Raising of LGBT flag sparks outcry

The colourful LGBT flag was raised in Baghdad to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, prompting praise but mostly backlash online and in the halls of Iraqi power.

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Suspected Israeli strikes kill 7 Iran-backed fighters in Syria

At least 7 Iranian-backed fighters were killed in eastern Syria overnight, a monitor said, in what is suspected to be Israeli strikes.

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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 ...

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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 ...

Syria strikes kill 14 Iranian, allied fighters: monitor

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Syria strikes kill 14 Iranian, allied fighters: monitor

Syrian Observatory head Rami Abdul Rahman said it was "likely" that Israel mounted the operation, which killed several Iraqi as well as Iranian ...

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Syria strikes kill 14 Iranian, allied fighters: monitor

The strike in the desert near Mayadin came minutes after an Israeli attack was intercepted by Syrian air defences.

The Iraq Report: Protest movement revives as lockdown eased

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The Iraq Report: Protest movement revives as lockdown eased

The Iraqi deep state is on full alert, showing demonstrators they will be killed if they continue to ask for change.

US wants Iraq to end sectarian quota system

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US wants Iraq to end sectarian quota system

Mike Pompeo said he wants Iraqi leaders to put aside political differences and work on forming a new government.

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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