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

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

The 'Islamic State' brand is over

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.

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

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.

Mass graves holding '400 IS victims' found in Iraq

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 ...

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.

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 ...

The New Arab

Anti-IS Hawija offensive displaced '14,000 civilians'

A military offensive by the Iraqi army to recapture the town of Hawija forcibly displaced nearly 14,000 civilians to neighbouring ...

Iraq Kurd fighters block roads to second city Mosul

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq Kurd fighters block roads to second city Mosul

Kurdish Peshmerga forces blocked roads from Iraqi Kurdistan to the country's second city Mosul on Thursday in response to Iraqi troop movements.

Scores dead in suicide attack on popular Anbar cafe

The New Arab

Scores dead in suicide attack on popular Anbar cafe

At least 12 civilians were killed after a suicide bomber wearing an explosive belt blew himself up inside a popular cafe, a military source told ...

Baghdad-Erbil standoff triggers an 'arms race' in mixed Kirkuk

The New Arab

Baghdad-Erbil standoff triggers an 'arms race' in mixed Kirkuk

In-depth: The standoff between Baghdad and Erbil following the Kurdish vote in favour of independence in September is triggering an 'arms race' ...

The Iraq Report: IS reduced to final Iraq bastions

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: IS reduced to final Iraq bastions

Welcome to The New Arab's weekly round-up of events in Iraq

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Iraq PM promises to defeat IS by year's end

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi vows to defeat Islamic State group by end of the year.

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq-Syria border set for 'final large fight' against IS

The "final large fight" against the Islamic State in Iraq will take place on the border with Syria, a general in the US-led coalition against ...

The New Arab & agencies

Defeating the Islamic State's 'virtual caliphate'

The Islamic State group is on the verge of defeat in both Syria and Iraq, but experts warn that a "virtual caliphate" could be much harder to ...

Yomi Kleinmann

Two dudes embed in Hawija

Blog: An eyewitness account from the frontlines as the Islamic State group's last stronghold in northern Iraq is liberated. Words by Yomi ...

Iraqi forces 'retake' Islamic State group stronghold of <em>Hawija</em> Iraqi forces 'retake' Islamic State group stronghold of Hawija

The New Arab

Iraqi forces 'retake' Islamic State group stronghold of Hawija

Reports say Iraqi-government forces and their allied militias have retaken the Islamic State group's last northern Iraqi stronghold.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: The siege of Kurdistan begins

The New Arab's weekly round-up of events in Iraq

Separation lines: Kurdistan and Catalonia

Sam Hamad

Separation lines: Kurdistan and Catalonia

Comment: Separatist movements in Iraq and Spain are paying the price for dreams of independence, writes Sam Hamad.

Iraqi forces push into IS stronghold of <em>Hawija</em>

The New Arab & agencies

Iraqi forces push into IS stronghold of Hawija

Iraqi forces pushed into the Islamic State stronghold of Hawija on Wednesday as they stepped up their assault against one of the ...

Famed 'sheikh of snipers' killed in IS battle Famed 'sheikh of snipers' killed in IS battle

The New Arab

Famed 'sheikh of snipers' killed in IS battle

A veteran sniped from Iraq's Hashd al-Shaabi militias famed for having reportedly killing over 300 Islamic State group militants has been killed ...

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