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Gareth Browne is a freelance journalist. Follow him on Twitter: @BrowneGareth

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The final days of the caliphate in Iraq

20 September, 2017

In-depth: With the military gathering outside Hawija, people who have suffered now have the confidence to fight back, locals tell Gareth Browne.

After Hawija: What to expect from Islamic State's commanders

08 September, 2017

Analysis: After the fall of Hawija, it is highly possible that the Islamic State commanders may regroup and start a new insurgency - so what is already known about them?

Assad FC: FIFA is normalising Syria's brutal regime

07 September, 2017

Comment: In the eyes of Fifa, the Syrian football team is politically neutral. But turning a blind eye to politics is in itself a political action, writes Gareth Browne.

Hawija: The next battle in Iraq's war against IS

01 September, 2017

Analysis: After Mosul and Tal Afar, attention is turning to Hawija, a pocket of Iraqi territory long deemed ungovernable and essentially lawless, writes Gareth Browne.

Defeating IS in Tal Afar: An empty victory?

29 August, 2017

Comment: Islamic State's strength in Tal Afar was overestimated, as was the number of civilians within the city, writes Gareth Browne.

The US in Afghanistan: Different president, same policies

24 August, 2017

Comment: A failure to invest Afghanistan now, is likely to only create greater problems in the future, writes Gareth Browne.

Iraq's Yazidis and Assyrians remain unconvinced by Kurdistan referendum

16 August, 2017

Comment: Whether the futures of Yazidis and Assyrians lie in Iraq or an independent Kurdistan, neither option is likely to guarantee their rights, writes Gareth Browne.

Welcome to Wadi al-Salam, the world's biggest graveyard

31 July, 2017

In-depth: A look inside the most profitable business in Iraq.

Understanding the Islamic State: The way of strangers

06 April, 2017

Review: Graeme Wood's latest book, 'The way of Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State', does more than address the shortcomings of his earlier work, writes Gareth Browne in Mosul.

Meet Awra, the four-year-old blinded in that Mosul airstrike

04 April, 2017

Exclusive: Her mother was one of at least 100 killed that day. Her father was badly injured. Awra was one of the few pulled from the rubble still breathing.

Mosul's Old City in sight, despite civilian airstrike deaths

28 March, 2017

Battle update: Iraq's elite units continue to advance towards surrounding Mosul's Old City, where IS militants are expected to make their final stand, reports Gareth Browne.

Iraqi forces retake key village near Mosul airport

21 February, 2017

Iraq's Rapid Response Division pounded the village of Albu Saif to drive out Islamic State militants, as forces bear down on Mosul airport.

Gareth Browne
Gareth Browne

Gareth Browne is a freelance journalist. Follow him on Twitter: @BrowneGareth

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