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Podcasts: After Mosul and Destruction of the Caliphate, Is ISIS Finished?

Following the destruction of the Grand al-Nuri Mosque in Iraq's second city Mosul, I spoke with Austria's Radio FM4 and Monocle 24's The Briefing...

Who Blew Up Iraq’s Iconic Grand Mosque in Mosul?

The Grand al-Nuri Mosque and its leaning minaret in Iraq's second city Mosul have been blown up, with Iraqi and US militaries blaming...

Podcast: Islamic State’s Last Stand in Iraq’s Mosul

Reports indicate that Islamic State fighters are taking up positions around the Grand al-Nuri Mosque --- from where ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared...

A Guide to the US Bombing of Mosul’s Civilians

"Beyond the competing narratives and the political laying of blame, one fact remains: innocents in Iraq will always pay the heaviest price." As the US...

Iraq Report: 230+ Killed in Airstrikes on Mosul

UPDATE, 1830 GMT: A US Central Command statement has confirmed that coalition planes carried out the attacks on 17 March “at the request of...

Podcast: Is This the End of the Islamic State?

Amid the offensive to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State and the squeeze on ISIS in its Syrian center of...

The Fight for Mosul and Iraq’s Challenge to Come

"The liberation of Mosul could be a turning point, but the opportunity must be seized by Iraqis" Balsam Mustafa of the University of Birmingham writes...

Iraq: Understanding The Final Battle for Mosul

"Liberation of Mosul could be a turning point for Iraq --- a turning point that must be seized by Iraqi people, especially intellectuals, academics,...

Iraq Feature: Has Mosul Offensive Turned Corner to Victory?

PHOTO: Iraqi Special Operations Forces in eastern Mosul, January 10, 2017 (Reuters) After stalling for weeks, the Iraqi offensive against the Islamic State in Iraq's...

Iraq Feature: Amnesty — Iraqi Forces Killed Civilians South of Mosul

PHOTO:> Iraqi soldiers with a captured Islamic State flag in al-Shura, south of Mosul, October 30 (Zohra Bensemra/Reuters) Amnesty International has said that Iraqi forces...

Iraq Feature: Kurdish Forces Move on Key Town North of Mosul

Kurdish peshmerga have launched their anticipated attack to take a key town north of Mosul, in the Iraqi-Kurdish offensive to recapture Iraq's second city...

Iraq Feature: Islamic State Counter-Attacks in East of Mosul

PHOTO: An Iraqi tank faces Islamic State fighters in Ali Rash, southeast of Mosul, on Saturday (Thaier Al-Sudaini/Reuters) The Islamic State counter-attacked on Saturday in...