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Analysis: Stepping up assassinations on foreign soil may spark unprecedented violent reactions, writes Paul Iddon.

After years of ruin since the Islamic State group's takeover of Mosul, a church that was severely damaged is once again ringing its bells following restoration efforts.

UN investigators begin probe of IS crimes in Iraq

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UN investigators begin probe of IS crimes in Iraq

Investigators from the UN have begun collecting evidence on the massacres of the Yazidi minority and other atrocities committed by the Islamic State group in Iraq.

Yazidi woman 'saw her IS captor in Germany twice'

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Yazidi woman 'saw her IS captor in Germany twice'

German prosecutors said Saturday they are taking seriously a Yazidi refugee's claim that she ran into her former Islamic State captor twice in ...

German prosecutors probe Yazidi refugee's claims about IS man

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German prosecutors probe Yazidi refugee's claims about IS man

Prosecutors have said they want to speak to a Yazidi woman who claimed that she met her former IS captor in Germany in 2016.

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Who's who in Syria?

In-depth: The chaotic situation in Syria has seen the creation of many militias and the militarisation of many political parties. We have compiled a list of the most important actors.

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The Iraq Report: Election drama continues

Our weekly round-up of the latest from Iraq

Sylvain Mercadier

Turkey's Afrin operation stokes Yazidi fears and fuels displacement

In-depth: 'Now we are refugees once again - and only God knows what we will be tomorrow.'

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Bodies of Indian workers murdered by IS return home

The bodies of 38 Indian workers murdered by IS during their rampage through northern Iraq in 2014 are to be flown back to India.

The Iraq Report: Turkey threatens to invade Iraq

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The Iraq Report: Turkey threatens to invade Iraq

Our weekly round-up of the latest from Iraq.

Paul Iddon

Sinjar: The eternal flashpoint?

Analysis: Sinjar remains disputed between Baghdad and the autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan Region, writes Paul Iddon.

Systematic sexual abuse perpetrated in Syria

Umar Lateef Misgar

Systematic sexual abuse perpetrated in Syria

In-depth: The Assad regime uses rape of women and men, girls and boys, as a weapon of war, but opposition groups are also guilty of abuses, ...

What's behind the PKK withdrawal from Sinjar?

Paul Iddon

What's behind the PKK withdrawal from Sinjar?

Analysis: With its Syrian allies under fire from Turkey, the Kurdish militants have left proxies holding its Iraqi stronghold, writes Paul Iddon.

Kurdish fighters 'withdrawing' from northwest Iraq after Turkish warning

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Kurdish fighters 'withdrawing' from northwest Iraq after Turkish warning

The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) said it would pull out its fighters from northwestern Iraq after Turkey threatened cross-border military ...

IS rape survivors in Iraq are like 'living corpses'

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IS rape survivors in Iraq are like 'living corpses'

Girls and women who have been victim to IS sexual violence have expressed fear of ostracisation in their communities.

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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' last strongholds in the country

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Armenia recognises genocide of Yazidis in Iraq

IS militants murdered Yazidis in their thousands in 2014 and abducted thousands of women and teenage girls to make them sex slaves.

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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 ...

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Iraqi Yazidis celebrate restoration of temple destroyed by IS

Iraq's Yazidi community have celebrated the restoration of a temple in Bashiqa, one of 68 temples destroyed by Islamic State militants.

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

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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.

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Thousands still missing after Iraq's victory over IS

The Islamic State group might have been defeated, but thousands of families are waiting in limbo for news about their loved ones who are still ...

Yazidi fighters killed 52 civilians in revenge attack: HRW

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Yazidi fighters killed 52 civilians in revenge attack: HRW

Human Rights Watch has alleged that Yazidi fighters in Iraq were responsible for the forced disappearance and killing of 52 civilians in a ...

The narrowing distinctions between the PKK and its offshoots

Paul Iddon

The narrowing distinctions between the PKK and its offshoots

Comment: Under fire from all sides, armed Kurdish groups are more likely to work together, writes Paul Iddon.

Mosul Eye: Blogger who exposed IS atrocities reveals identity

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Mosul Eye: Blogger who exposed IS atrocities reveals identity

When the city went dark under Islamic State's rule, Mosul Eye bravely documented its atrocities. Now, the blogger has ended his anonymity with ...

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