Security | 2020-01-17 ISIS threat forces families to flee previously secured areas Though the displacement crisis in Iraq has largely abated, hundreds of families in Diyala have been forced to flee their areas again after a spate of attacks by ISIS remnants. Economy | 2020-01-16 Ninawa banks seek permission to resume business Banks and money transfer companies are seeking to resume business amid improved security and a significantly reduced threat from ISIS. Terrorism | 2020-01-16 ISIS women blamed for al-Hol arson, killings Hardliners from the so-called hesba apparatus have taken part in a vicious string of arson attacks and murders in the sprawling desert camp. Human Rights | 2020-01-16 Dozens killed as Damascus presses Idlib offensive The Syrian regime carried out heavy bombardment near the city of Maaret al-Numan despite a fresh Russia-sponsored truce. Security | 2020-01-15 Russian incursions in eastern Syria hinder fight against ISIS The Russian military presence is obstructing the Syrian Democratic Forces' efforts to fight ISIS, officials and analysts warn. Security | 2020-01-15 Malaise in Deir Ezzor after civilian executions Local residents have expressed concern about lawlessness and violence following a spate of kidnappings and killings in rural areas. Security | 2020-01-15 Anbar province to reopen police stations destroyed by ISIS The police stations will improve security and stability and help combat terrorist activities. Security | 2020-01-15 Strike on Syria airbase kills 3 Iran-backed fighters The missile strike damaged an Iranian arms depot, two military vehicles and a building still under construction, the Observatory said. Terrorism | 2020-01-14 SDF sweeps for ISIS cells in eastern Deir Ezzor ISIS remnants have been carrying out sporadic attacks and assassination attempts targeting the Syrian Democratic Forces in the province. Protests | 2020-01-14 Syrian regime loses its grip on Daraa province Armed youths have been attacking and occupying regime checkpoints in the southern province amid a growing climate of anti-regime sentiment. Security | 2020-01-14 Iraqi forces search for ISIS remnants in Diyala Significant results have been achieved in the ongoing security operations against ISIS remnants in Diyala province. Security | 2020-01-13 Iran behind attacks carried out by Iraqi militias Militias that have attacked Iraqi bases housing US and international coalition forces take their orders from Iran, officials tell Diyaruna. Security | 2020-01-13 Civilians in Idlib voice mistrust of ceasefire Idlib residents expressed little hope that a new ceasefire agreement brokered by Russia and Turkey will hold, given previous violations. Terrorism | 2020-01-13 Iraqi forces thwart ISIS attacks in Baghdad Iraqi forces prevented an ISIS attack near Baghdad, stressing that the terrorist group's remnants will not be safe anywhere in the country. Human Rights | 2020-01-10 Syrian regime arrests dozens of children in rural Damascus Regime forces arrested 56 children in the town of Yalda for tearing up portraits of Bashar al-Assad and painting anti-regime graffiti. Security | 2020-01-10 Airstrike kills 8 Iraqi fighters in east Syria Three villages in the Albu Kamal area known for housing forces loyal to Tehran have been targeted by drone strikes since Wednesday. Refugees | 2020-01-10 200 families return to their homes in Mosul's Old City The number of displaced families has decreased in all of Iraq, with 540,000 families returning to their areas in 2019. Analysis | 2020-01-09 Esmail Qaani: loyal successor to Soleimani's destructive legacy Qaani has played a major role in feeding wars and crises in the Middle East. But it will be difficult for him to emulate his predecessor's charismatic leadership. Terrorism | 2020-01-09 Iraqi forces cut off ISIS supply, logistics sources Iraqi forces continue to target the flow of logistical supplies and support to ISIS remnants hiding in remote areas. Security | 2020-01-09 IRGC-aligned militias in Deir Ezzor on full alert Militias operating in eastern Syria near the frontier with Iraq have been relocating and repositioning their forces, observers say. Security | 2020-01-08 Iran fires missiles at Iraqi bases housing US, coalition forces Forces inside Iran launched over a dozen ballistic missiles targeting at least two bases in Iraq housing US and international coalition forces. Security | 2020-01-08 Iraqis say Iran strikes violate Iraqi sovereignty Iraqi president and parliament speaker denounce Iran's attacks on Iraqi territory, which have been described as a 'violation of sovereignty'. Security | 2020-01-08 World leaders condemn Iran attacks on US troops in Iraq World leaders condemned Iran's attack on Iraqi bases housing US and international coalition troops and urged an end to the escalation. Security | 2020-01-08 SDF free dozens of ISIS-linked Syrians The released detainees 'have no blood on their hands and have not been proven guilty of any crime', according to a Kurdish official. Security | 2020-01-08 Iraq reopens western Anbar roads amid improved security Four desert roads are now open to the public five years after ISIS overran the province, a local official told Diyaruna. Human Rights | 2020-01-08 Syrian regime seizes people's money, property New legislation makes it easier for the regime to seize private property and assets, and will serve its plan to effect demographic change. Security | 2020-01-07 Iran-backed militias blamed for al-Qaim instability Residents of the Iraqi border town say the increasing presence of Iran-affiliated militias has contributed to a climate of instability. Terrorism | 2020-01-07 Tahrir al-Sham expels IDPs from Idlib mosques As the north-western province comes under fire from the Syrian regime and Russia, civilians are seeking shelter wherever they can. Terrorism | 2020-01-07 Iraqis worried about ISIS comeback if coalition forces withdraw Iraq has made tremendous efforts and grave sacrifices to achieve victory over ISIS, and should not allow extremists to regroup and resume their attacks, a military expert warned.