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Comment: Revenge-fuelled summary executions of IS suspects will deny Iraqis the full extent of justice needed for a lasting peace, writes Paul Iddon.

Comment: Facile interpretations of jihadist motivations are dangerous and counterproductive, writes Tristan Dunning.

HRW urges action after discovery of <em>Mosul</em> execution site

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HRW urges action after discovery of Mosul execution site

Human Rights Watch is urging Iraqi authorities to hold its forces accountable for reported abuses and extrajudicial killings in West Mosul.

The Iraq Report: War crimes continue in <em>Mosul</em>

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The Iraq Report: War crimes continue in Mosul

Analysis: Welcome to The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq

IS leader Baghdadi is 'definitely alive', claims Kurdish official

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IS leader Baghdadi is 'definitely alive', claims Kurdish official

Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is still alive, the leading Iraqi-Kurdish counter-terrorism agent said on Monday, casting doubt ...

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Syrian regime seizes oil fields from IS in Raqqa

Syrian regime forces have taken control of more oil fields in Raqqa province, a vast desert that lies south of the Islamic State group's last Syrian urban stronghold.

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The Arab world and reverberations of Turkey's failed coup

With Turkey marking the one year anniversary of the failed July 2016 coup, reverberations from the violent takeover attempt continue to shape ...

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Iraqi-Kurdish official claims referendum vote 'negotiating tactic' with Baghdad

A top Iraqi Kurdish official has claimed that Erbil wants to remain a part of Iraq, but only if the Shia-led government in Baghdad changes its ...

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Liberation from militants leaves devastation in Mosul

Backed by US airstrikes, Iraq's forces wrested Mosul from the Islamic State group militants at the cost of enormous destruction. The ...

US: Still no proof Baghdadi is dead

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US: Still no proof Baghdadi is dead

There is still no proof IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead despite claims from a popular Syrian observatory, the US Defence Minister Jim ...

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Iraq investigating claims of horrific cliff-top killing by troops

Baghdad says it is investigating claims of sickening abuses by members of the Iraqi military, after a video emerged allegedly showing troops ...

Iraqi reconciliation conference postponed 'until further notice'

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Iraqi reconciliation conference postponed 'until further notice'

A UN-backed reconciliation conference aimed at uniting a divided Iraq after the defeat of IS in Mosul has been postponed 'until further ...

IS suicide bombers target Iraqi base outside Baghdad

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IS suicide bombers target Iraqi base outside Baghdad

Two IS suicide bombers were able to infiltrate territory controlled by the Iraqi army to detonate explosives inside a security base only 50km ...

Islamic State look to the desert to recalibrate

Mona Alami

Islamic State look to the desert to recalibrate

Comment: As Islamic State retreat from Mosul, they will attempt to reshuffle into a more horizontal and decentralised organisation to ...

Iraq continues <em>Mosul</em> 'mop up' despite human rights concerns

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Iraq continues Mosul 'mop up' despite human rights concerns

Iraqi troops are clearing the last pockets of IS resistance in Mosul as human rights groups paint a chilling picture of Baghdad's ...

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Food aid deliveries expanded in Syria's Raqqa

Aid deliveries in parts of Syria's Raqqa province resumed for the first time in three years using a newly-opened land route, the UN's World Food Programme announced on Wednesday.

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Civilian deaths soar in Iraq, Syria: monitoring group

The US-led coalition attacking the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria killed as many as 744 civilians in June, an independent monitor has ...

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US troops inside Raqqa, IS Syria stronghold

United States military advisers are operating inside the city of Raqqa, the Islamic State group's last major bastion in Syria, a US official ...

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The Iraq Report: Victory amid the rubble of Mosul

Analysis: Welcome to a special edition of The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq.

Battle for <em>Mosul</em>: Death toll 'may never be known'

Charlie Hoyle

Battle for Mosul: Death toll 'may never be known'

In-depth: Iraqi forces and the US-led coalition backing them likely violated international humanitarian law in the battle for Mosul, ...

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Iraqi PM declares victory over Islamic State in Mosul​

Iraq's prime minister declared victory over the Islamic State group after security forces ended the militants' rule in the city of ...

Iraq forces clear last IS pockets in 'liberated <em>Mosul</em>'

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Iraq forces clear last IS pockets in 'liberated Mosul'

Iraqi forces fought to eliminate the last pockets of Islamic State group resistance in Mosul on Monday after PM Abadi visited the ...

Turkey's Erdogan says <em>Mosul</em> has been left in ruins

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Turkey's Erdogan says Mosul has been left in ruins

Turkey's President Erdogan has welcomed Iraq's victory over Islamic State militants in Mosul but has questioned who will foot the bill ...

Iraq's Kadim al-Sahir posts heartfelt message on <em>Mosul</em> victory

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Iraq's Kadim al-Sahir posts heartfelt message on Mosul victory

World famous Iraqi singer Kadim al-Sahir has paid tribute to the troops who fought to return "our dear, beautiful Mosul" from the hands ...

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