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Iraq seeks to reconcile communities riven by ISIS

Tolerance |

Iraq seeks to reconcile communities riven by ISIS

Local leaders hope to encourage reconciliation between the families of ISIS fighters and those who lost loved ones or property to the group.

Security |

Airstrikes hit Idlib market as violence flares
Airstrikes hit Idlib market as violence flares

Russia and the Syrian regime continue to bombard rural Idlib and Hama provinces in violation of a recent ceasefire agreement.

Security |

Key bridges destroyed by ISIS back in service
Key bridges destroyed by ISIS back in service

Four bridges serving the Anbar province sub-district of al-Baghdadi have been fully restored, with four more slated for reconstruction soon.

Terrorism |

Iraqi militia leader flaunts close ties with Iran
Iraqi militia leader flaunts close ties with Iran

PMF deputy head Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis has announced his solidarity with the IRGC, after the US designated it as a terrorist organisation.

Security |

SDF tracks down ISIS remnants in Deir Ezzor
SDF tracks down ISIS remnants in Deir Ezzor

A campaign to rout ISIS remnants that kicked off last week with international coalition backing has made good progress, a security official says.

Terrorism |

Iran's financial woes curb its expansion in Syria
Iran's financial woes curb its expansion in Syria

Russia has been helped in its efforts to expand its influence in Syria by Iran's inability to fund the IRGC and allied militias and initiatives.

Security |

IRGC affiliates push out Albu Kamal residents
IRGC affiliates push out Albu Kamal residents

Residents of al-Katf district in the Deir Ezzor province city of Albu Kamal have been ordered to leave their homes by IRGC-backed militias.

Society |

In north Syria, the arts return to former ISIS bastion
In north Syria, the arts return to former ISIS bastion

The newly opened al-Raqa Centre for Arts and Culture boasts a brand new library, a brightly lit arts gallery and a concert hall.

Human Rights |

Foreign militias stir tensions in Iran flood aftermath
Foreign militias stir tensions in Iran flood aftermath

Public anger is mounting in areas hardest hit by the flooding, as the IRGC uses funds intended for relief efforts to bring in foreign militias.

Ramadan |

Baghdadis enjoy lively Ramadan nights amid improved security
Baghdadis enjoy lively Ramadan nights amid improved security

The removal of concrete barriers and the stable security situation have contributed to vibrant commercial activity in the capital.

Security |

Iraqi forces crack down on ISIS sleeper cells
Iraqi forces crack down on ISIS sleeper cells

Operations in the provinces of Kirkuk, Anbar, Ninawa and Diyala have led to the arrest of 19 members of cells that have been supporting ISIS remnants.