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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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