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Iran-backed militias accused of reign of fear in Iraqi Basra

BASRA, Iraq (AP) – Hajar Youssif was on her daily commute to work, staring at her phone and flicking through her Instagram account when she looked up to find herself in an unusual location. The taxi driver had turned into an alley. When [...]

Iraqi man seeks release after long immigration detainment

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – An Iraqi man who allegedly hid his past as a member of an elite Iraqi military force is asking a federal judge in Minnesota to release him after 16 months in immigration custody. Attorneys for 34-year-old Farass Adnan [...]

Turkish Airstrike in Iraqi Territory Kills a Kurdish Militant Leader

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The attack killed Zaki Shingali, a leader of a group that Turkey calls a terrorist organization, but he was considered a hero to the Yazidi minority in Iraq for his efforts to help them. Source: [...]

The Iraqi Spy Who Infiltrated ISIS

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The story of the mole who posed as a jihadist in the Islamic State, and the most important antiterrorism agency that most people have never heard of. Source: NYT > World

Iraqi Political Alliance Unites a U.S. Friend and Foe

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The outgoing Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, an American ally, has teamed up with the radical cleric Moktada al-Sadr, who was the surprise vote-leader in elections. Source: NYT > World
Iraqi Election Front-Runner Moktada al-Sadr Courts Partners to Govern
The front-runner in Iraqi elections, the populist Shiite cleric Moktada al-Sadr, wasted little time trying to prove to potential allies that he is serious about shaking up the government and cleaning up corruption as he worked to cobble [...]
Iraqi Voters Strengthen Hand of Militia Leader Who Battled U.S.
BAGHDAD — Moktada al-Sadr, a firebrand militia leader whose forces once battled American troops in Iraq and were implicated in widespread atrocities against civilians, has emerged as the surprise front-runner in the Iraqi national [...]
Iraqi Voters, Freed From War, Focus on Struggle of Daily Life
BAGHDAD — Four years ago, Iraqis united in a fight to free their country from what many viewed as an existential threat: the Islamic State, which held nearly one-third of Iraq in its grip. This weekend, the nation held its first election [...]
U.S. Takes a Risk: Old Iraqi Enemies Are Now Allies
Several former militia commanders have risen to high-level political positions. Now, a coalition of them is expected to be among the biggest winners in parliamentary elections this Saturday, giving them even more prominent roles in the [...]
These Iraqi Farmers Said No to ISIS. When Night Came They Paid the Price.
TARMIYA, Iraq — Islamic State militants dressed in Iraqi military uniforms launched a brazen nighttime attack in a farming hamlet close to Baghdad, killing 21 members of a local tribe that has been a vocal opponent of the extremists, [...]