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In dealing with ISIS, Ninawa tribes uphold Iraqi law

Society |

In dealing with ISIS, Ninawa tribes uphold Iraqi law

The province's tribes have placed their trust in the Iraqi judiciary when it comes to resolving disputes with ISIS elements and families.

Iraqis slam Iran-backed militias for neglecting their own people

Politics |

Iraqis slam Iran-backed militias for neglecting their own people

These militias crossed the border to assist with flood relief efforts, but have not shown the same concern for their compatriots, experts say.

US, Iraq disrupt massive ISIS funding network

Security |

US, Iraq disrupt massive ISIS funding network

The US Treasury has designated six individuals and one entity in its efforts to dismantle a financial network that has been funding ISIS.

Iraq seeks to attract investment in Anbar desert

Economy |

Iraq seeks to attract investment in Anbar desert

The province's investment committee has put forth a roadmap of proposed projects and is seeking to host more economic-focused events.

Iraqi forces thwart ISIS oil smuggling attempt in Salaheddine

Security |

Iraqi forces thwart ISIS oil smuggling attempt in Salaheddine

Ten ISIS elements were killed while trying to smuggle petrol out of the Allas oil field east of the city of Tikrit.

Syrian civilians, children killed in Idlib strikes

Security |

Syrian civilians, children killed in Idlib strikes

A fresh wave of Syrian regime airstrikes has caused civilian casualties, toppled buildings and sparked fires in several parts of Idlib.

Fires consume large swathes of Iraqi farmland

Environment |

Fires consume large swathes of Iraqi farmland

Thousands of hectares of wheat and barley crops have been set alight in several provinces, with some local officials accusing ISIS of arson.

Iraqi forces destroy 2 ISIS camps in Anbar desert

Security |

Iraqi forces destroy 2 ISIS camps in Anbar desert

The offensive is part of ongoing security operations to clear Anbar's western desert from ISIS remnants.

Iraqi forces confront ISIS attacks with new security plan

Security |

Iraqi forces confront ISIS attacks with new security plan

Iraqi forces have stepped up security measures in remote areas and are working with residents and tribes to stamp out ISIS remnants.

Yazidi community rejects ISIS-fathered children

Terrorism |

Yazidi community rejects ISIS-fathered children

Yazidi women who were raped by ISIS fighters and seek to return are facing a dilemma, as their community is not accepting their children.

IRGC seizes control of Deir Ezzor military airport

Security |

IRGC seizes control of Deir Ezzor military airport

With the recent expulsion of more than a dozen Syrian regime officers from the vicinity of the airport, the IRGC has established control.

Iran seeks to expand influence in Najaf

Religion |

Iran seeks to expand influence in Najaf

Iran has been funding schools and nurturing ties with scholars in Iraq's holy city in an attempt to exert its influence in the Shia power centre.

Airstrikes hit Idlib market as violence flares

Security |

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.

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.

Key bridges destroyed by ISIS back in service

Security |

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.

Iraqi militia leader flaunts close ties with Iran

Terrorism |

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.

SDF tracks down ISIS remnants in Deir Ezzor

Security |

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.

IRGC affiliates push out Albu Kamal residents

Security |

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.

In north Syria, the arts return to former ISIS bastion

Society |

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.

Foreign militias stir tensions in Iran flood aftermath

Human Rights |

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.

Iran's financial woes curb its expansion in Syria

Terrorism |

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.

Baghdadis enjoy lively Ramadan nights amid improved security

Ramadan |

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.

Iraqi forces crack down on ISIS sleeper cells

Security |

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.

Extremists frustrate aid effort in north-west Syria

Terrorism |

Extremists frustrate aid effort in north-west Syria

Relief workers say extremists are adding to the huge challenges they face in violence-plagued north-west Syria where a fragile ceasefire is at risk.

Russian strike hits White Helmets base in Idlib

Human Rights |

Russian strike hits White Helmets base in Idlib

The strike comes amid an escalation of violence in rural Idlib and Hama between the Syrian regime and its allies and various armed groups.

Idlib civilians fear al-Joulani video will escalate conflict

Terrorism |

Idlib civilians fear al-Joulani video will escalate conflict

Tahrir al-Sham leader Abu Muhammad al-Joulani issued a call to arms in a new video appearance and meeting with media activists.

Ninawa volunteers to clear former ISIS areas of mines

Security |

Ninawa volunteers to clear former ISIS areas of mines

A new crop of graduates of a training course on mine removal will begin work in areas near Mosul in June.

Syrians pay the price for Russia, Iran intervention

Politics |

Syrians pay the price for Russia, Iran intervention

As Russian and Iranian forces race to lay claim to the spoils of war in Syria, the Syrian people will suffer the consequences.

Mosul ferry disaster investigators face pressure from militias

Society |

Mosul ferry disaster investigators face pressure from militias

Members of the committee investigating the Mosul ferry disaster have faced pressure from Iran-backed militias to absolve certain figures.

Syrian regime advances in Hama countryside

Security |

Syrian regime advances in Hama countryside

After seizing control of the strategic towns of Kafr Nabudah and Qalaat al-Madiq, regime and allied forces are pushing further into rural Hama.

Ninawa command to arm residents of remote villages

Security |

Ninawa command to arm residents of remote villages

Residents of 50 remote villages in Ninawa province will receive weapons to help defend their areas against ISIS remnants attacks.

Iran diverts humanitarian aid to IRGC coffers: experts

Economy |

Iran diverts humanitarian aid to IRGC coffers: experts

While Iranians affected by last month's devastating floods await assistance, the Iranian regime has been channelling donor money to the IRGC.

Iran-backed militias seek to sow sectarian strife in Iraq

Society |

Iran-backed militias seek to sow sectarian strife in Iraq

These militias are persecuting members of the Sunni sect in areas where they represent the majority in order to serve Iran's agenda, experts told Diyaruna.

Iraq repatriates citizens from Syria's Akda camp

Human Rights |

Iraq repatriates citizens from Syria's Akda camp

The new batch of returnees brings the total number of Iraqis who have returned home from the camp since 2017 to 3,022.

Ramadan in Idlib: bombardment, displacement, poverty

Society |

Ramadan in Idlib: bombardment, displacement, poverty

Syrian families in Idlib, Hama and Aleppo provinces face airstrikes and high prices if they stay in their homes and displacement if they flee.

Multi-pronged attack kills ISIS leaders in western Iraq

Security |

Multi-pronged attack kills ISIS leaders in western Iraq

Iraqi and tribal forces assaulted an ISIS base in the western desert from several directions, destroying it and killing 15 ISIS elements.

Iraqi vigilance improves security in border area

Security |

Iraqi vigilance improves security in border area

Security operations in parts of Ninawa and Anbar provinces that border Syria have targeted ISIS remnants, weapons stores and hideouts.

Russian, Syrian airstrikes hit northern towns

Security |

Russian, Syrian airstrikes hit northern towns

A number of hospitals have been damaged or knocked out of service in an intensive wave of airstrikes in rural Hama and Idlib provinces.

ISIS 'security chief' killed in Tal Afar

Security |

ISIS 'security chief' killed in Tal Afar

The ISIS leader was responsible for attacks that killed dozens of civilians in Mosul and Tal Afar.

Iraqi police destroy ISIS IEDs, sites in al-Hawijah

Security |

Iraqi police destroy ISIS IEDs, sites in al-Hawijah

Federal Police conducted a sweep, clearing ISIS explosives and sites in the villages of al-Hamdaniya, Tuwaylaa, Hashisha and Dulas al-Kubra.

Iran lays foundation for long-term influence in Syria

Religion |

Iran lays foundation for long-term influence in Syria

By consolidating its military, economic, cultural and religious presence in Syria, the Iranian regime seeks to ensure its influence will endure.

Syrian army subsumes IRGC-affiliated militia

Security |

Syrian army subsumes IRGC-affiliated militia

The IRGC-affiliated Liwa Imam al-Baqir tribal militia has been absorbed into the 137th Infantry Brigade of the Syrian army's 17th Division.

Iran-backed militias in Iraq demand 'protection money'

Society |

Iran-backed militias in Iraq demand 'protection money'

Militias like Asaib Ahl al-Haq have been operating like gangs, extorting Iraqi business owners for money under the pretext of protection.

Iraqi forces, tribesmen hunt ISIS remnants in remote desert areas

Security |

Iraqi forces, tribesmen hunt ISIS remnants in remote desert areas

Through increased co-operation with local residents and shepherds, Iraqi forces were able to advance deep into remote desert areas to search for ISIS remnants.

Tahrir al-Sham goes after ISIS elements in Idlib

Terrorism |

Tahrir al-Sham goes after ISIS elements in Idlib

Clashes between the rival extremist groups in rural Idlib province have resulted in a number of casualties on both sides.

Mosul sculptors restore cherished city landmarks

Terrorism |

Mosul sculptors restore cherished city landmarks

A statue known as 'the liquorice drink salesman' that stood on al-Sawas roundabout until it was vandalized by ISIS is the first to be restored.

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