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Analysis: Mosul's residents are hesitant about expressing optimism for the city's imminent post-IS future, writes Paul Iddon.

Comment: Intensifying the fight against IS in Iraq is just one conflict within a country with countless hotspots that see competing groups clashing violently, writes Mona Alami.

After Iraq losses, IS lashes out in Syria

Paul Iddon

After Iraq losses, IS lashes out in Syria

Analysis: After being deprived of much of its former territory in Iraq, and facing pressure in its Syrian stronghold of Raqqa, IS is attempting to gain new ground.

Kurds in Iraq, Syria, outsource captured cities to militias

Paul Iddon

Kurds in Iraq, Syria, outsource captured cities to militias

Analysis: Control of towns in Iraq and Syria is likely to be handed over from armed Kurdish groups to local affiliated franchises in exchange ...

Photoblog: Bittersweet memories of old Mosul

Shams Al-Shakarchi

Photoblog: Bittersweet memories of old Mosul

As Iraqi forces advance on Islamic State stronghold Mosul, old photographs reveal a lost ancient city.

The New Arab

Kurdish militia PKK ready to join battle for Mosul

Turkish-Kurdish militia the PKK has not been officially invited to join the fight against IS in Mosul, putting it in the same isolated position as its arch-foes in Ankara.

Brenda Stoter

Taking IS to the International Criminal Court

Comment: Prosecuting IS through the ICC would signal clear support to the Yazidis, and let communities all over the world know that justice will ...

Paul McLoughlin

Investigating the murders of the Sinjar Mountains

One year ago, Islamic State group fighters massacred, enslaved or forced out Iraq's Yazidi religious minority in Sinjar. Today, we know little ...

Thomas Schmidinger

A victory for democracy? Turkey's uncertain future

Comment: The future of Erdogan's Turkey largely depends on the Kurdish struggle, but many of these struggles will now take place in the ...

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