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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 offers it, writes Sam Hamad.

Washington: No survivors in Iraq helicopter crash

The New Arab & agencies

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 ...

The New Arab & agencies

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.

The New Arab

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 ...

IS continue their killing rampage in Iraq

The New Arab

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.

The New Arab & agencies

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 ...

Mass grave of IS victims uncovered in Iraq

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

The New Arab & agencies

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

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: ‘Victory’ over IS

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

The New Arab

Yazidi mass grave found in northern Iraq

Bodies of dozens of Yazidis were found by Iraqi authorities in the northern Sinjar region.

Haidar Lapcha

The 'Islamic State' brand is over

Comment: Islamic state may have lost territory, but is it the damage to their brand they should fear most? asks Haidar Lapcha.

Paul Iddon

'Treasonous elements colluded over Kirkuk,' says deposed Kurdish governor

Interview: Najmaldin Karim, the former governor of Kirkuk, speaks exclusively to The New Arab.

The New Arab

Mass graves holding '400 IS victims' found in Iraq

A string of grisly discoveries were made at a military base near the Islamic State group's former bastion of Hawija in northern Iraq, ...

Paul Iddon

Iraqi-Kurds are tired of being attacked with US-made weapons

Analysis: Iraqi Kurds see the assault by Iraqi forces on Kurdish territories and Kirkuk was made possible by the use of advanced ...

Behind the story: On the Kurdish frontlines

Yomi Kleinmann

Behind the story: On the Kurdish frontlines

Reporter's diary: Working in northern Iraq to report on the takeover of Kirkuk is a story worth telling in itself.

Shia militias and Peshmerga downplayed Kirkuk tensions before conflict

Adam Lucente

Shia militias and Peshmerga downplayed Kirkuk tensions before conflict

Analysis: The Popular Mobilisation Forces and Kurdish leaders said they did not want to see violence, writes Adam Lucente.

Nearly 700,000 Iraqis from war-torn Mosul still displaced: NGO

The New Arab

Nearly 700,000 Iraqis from war-torn Mosul still displaced: NGO

The Norwegian Refugee Council said nearly 700,000 Iraqis from the former Islamic State stronghold of Mosul and nearby areas are still displaced ...

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