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In-depth: Iraqi Kurdistan is a fractured landscape of rival armed groups drawn together in the loosest of alliances, writes Rojbin Muslim.

This week in Iraq: The government releases a list of its most-wanted fugitives, while Iraq’s southern city of Basra becomes a hub for organised criminals, drug and sex traffickers.

Iraq launches operation to clear oil route to Iran

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Iraq launches operation to clear oil route to Iran

Iraqi forces, backed by militias, Peshmerga and an international coalition, have begun an operation to clear an oil transit route of militants.

The Iraq Report: Iraqi rocket scientists and imploding elections

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The Iraq Report: Iraqi rocket scientists and imploding elections

This week in Iraq: Electioneering heats up, with alliances tested and new overtures to Kurdish 'kingmakers'.

'Mistaken' US strikes kill eight Iraqi security personnel

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'Mistaken' US strikes kill eight Iraqi security personnel

Eight Iraqis have been killed and 20 injured when a convoy of police and Popular Mobilisation Forces fighters were mistaken for IS militants and ...

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Tribal feuds spread fear in Iraq's Basra province

In Iraq's Basra province, tribal feuds are driving some residents to leave the oil-rich region.

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The Iraq Report: IS bombs tear through Baghdad

This week in Iraq: The Iraqi government has repeatedly failed to stop IS bomb attacks in Baghdad that have claimed the lives of dozens of people.

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Minorities in north Iraq rebuild their lives after IS

Places of worship, such as those of Christians, Yazidis and other minorities, were targeted by IS, and many fled their homes during the three ...

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Iraqi militias and PM Abadi to contest election separately

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has said the controversial Hashd al-Shaabi militia force will stand ...

Twin suicide bombing kills dozens in Baghdad

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Twin suicide bombing kills dozens in Baghdad

Iraq's capital has witnessed its second militant attacks in three days, after two suspected IS suicide bombers killed more than 31 people in ...

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The Iraq Report: IS blamed for PMF's mass graves

This week in Iraq: The Islamic State group were monstrous, but they were not the only ones.

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.

The Iraq Report: Mass executions follow 'sham trials'

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The Iraq Report: Mass executions follow 'sham trials'

This week in Iraq: Rights organisations denounce mass executions while British soldiers found responsible for abuses in High Court.

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

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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 ...

Tehran-Damascus road 'launched' as Iranian military convoy enters Syria

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Tehran-Damascus road 'launched' as Iranian military convoy enters Syria

An Iranian military convoy has crossed into Syria through Iraq, possibly marking the launch of the long-planned road link between Tehran and ...

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Hashd al-Shaabi 'should be absorbed into Iraqi security forces'

Iraqi Shia paramilitary groups should not disband but be incorporated into the country's state security forces, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani said on Friday.

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US will counter Iran in post-war Iraq: diplomat

The United States' ambassador in Iraq says the defeat of IS will allow Iraq to reassert its sovereignty after three years of war.

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Abadi declares 'end of war against IS' in Iraq

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Saturday declared victory over IS following a bloody three-year campaign, a group which at its ...

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Iraq slams calls to disband Hashd al-Shaabi militia alliance

Iraqi politicians slammed calls by the French president to disband a militia alliance that was pivotal in the battle against the Islamic State ...

Badr Organisation militia to form party for Iraq elections

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Badr Organisation militia to form party for Iraq elections

After helping defeat IS, Iraq's largest militia the Badr Organisation is setting its eyes on political influence with next year's elections, ...

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French president calls for Iraq militias to be disbanded

France President Emmanuel Macron has called for Iraqi militias to be disbanded during a meeting with Kurdish leaders who remain threatened by ...

Yazidi women and children's bodies in Iraq mass graves

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Yazidi women and children's bodies in Iraq mass graves

Iraqi militias have uncovered two more mass graves containing the bodies of 140 civilians in a Yazidi area in the north of the country.

The Iraq Report: Shia Islamists rise as IS evaporates

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The Iraq Report: Shia Islamists rise as IS evaporates

This week in Iraq: IS lose final town, Hizballah declares 'Mission Accomplished', Shia militias continue illegal operations in Syria and militia ...

Iran's General Soleimani spotted with Iraqi fighters in Syria

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Iran's General Soleimani spotted with Iraqi fighters in Syria

Iran's General Qassem Soleimani has been filmed with Iraq's Popular Mobilisation Forces in eastern Syria, in new footage that emerged on Sunday.

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