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ISIS state in Iraq: The Other Half of Victory

The study shows that the economy and infrastructure of Iraq and the other countries involved in "failed state" wars have now been further crippled by years of war. As a result, each conflict has changed the country to the point where it creates a need to establish a new structure of governance and economy that reflects major shifts in the population, the balance of power in each state, and its real-world post-conflict opportunities for development.

The cumulative result is to make
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Over thirty people killed, injured in bomb blast, north of Baghdad

Over thirty people were killed and injured as a bomb blast took place in north of Baghdad, a security source said on Wednesday.

Speaking to Almaalomah website, the source said “a suicide attacker blew up himself in Heseiwa region in Tarmiyah district, north of Baghdad.”

The death toll, according to the source, “went up to seven civilians, while the injured number reached 25 civilians.”

“Security troops cordoned off the blast scene. The victims
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Over thirty people killed, injured in bomb blast, north of Baghdad

Over thirty people were killed and injured as a bomb blast took place in north of Baghdad, a security source said on Wednesday. Speaking to Almaalomah website, the source said “a suicide attacker blew up himself in Heseiwa region in Tarmiyah district, north of Baghdad.” The death toll, according to the source, “went up to seven civilians, while the injured number reached 25 civilians.” “Security troops cordoned off the blast scene. The victims... [Details]
 

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Iraq elections 2018: military and diaspora begin casting their votes

Iraqi security forces and the diaspora began casting their ballots on Thursday as the country gears up for its first parliamentary elections since declaring victory over ISIS. Almost one million security officers are eligible to vote in nearly 500 polling centres across Iraq, while 130 centres have been set up in 21 countries to host more than 800,000 voters, according to the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC). “Polling centres have opened today in Jordan,... [Details]
 

World Bank Approves $400 Million to Rebuild Liberated Iraqi Areas

The World Bank on Tuesday approved $400 million in additional funding to help rebuild services to Iraqi areas recaptured from Islamic State militants after a three-year military campaign, the global development bank said. The World Bank also said it would fund studies on how to involve the private sector in the reconstruction of Mosul's airport and restore public transport terminals as well as parts of the railway network. "The package represents an additional financing... [Details]
 

The massacre of Mosul: 40,000 feared dead in battle to take back city from Isis as scale of civilian casualties revealed

More than 40,000 civilians were killed in the devastating battle to retake Mosul from Isis, according to intelligence reports revealed exclusively to The Independent – a death toll far higher than previous estimates. Residents of the besieged city were killed by Iraqi ground forces attempting to force out militants, as well as by air strikes and Isis fighters, according to Kurdish intelligence services. Hoshyar Zebari, until recently a senior minister in Baghdad, told... [Details]
 

Saddam Hussein's daughter tops Iraq's 'most wanted' list

Toppled dictator Saddam Hussein's exiled daughter is among dozens named on Iraq's "most wanted" list of people accused of supporting acts of terror. Those on the list are wanted for belonging to or having an affiliation with ISIL, Al Qaeda or Saddam's Baath Party regime. Raghad Saddam Hussein responded on Monday by pledging to take legal action against those who have "insulted her". Iraq's government has been seeking to prosecute Ms Hussein since 2006... [Details]
 

Mass Graves Of IS Victims Found In Iraq

Iraqi media reports say two mass graves containing 90 bodies have been discovered near the northern town of Sinjar. Iraqi news portal Shafaq News reported that the bodies of men, women, and children were found near Sinjar, which was seized by the Islamic State (IS) militant group in 2014. IS militants are believed to have executed hundreds of Yazidi men and boys and enslaved thousands of women and their children. An unknown number of women and children... [Details]
 

United Nations Says Islamic State Executed Hundreds During Siege of Mosul

Islamic State fighters executed at least 741 Iraqi civilians in Mosul, including women and children who had tried to flee, during the nine-month battle by government forces to retake the northern Iraq city from the militant group, the United Nations said Thursday. In a 53-page report detailing atrocities in Mosul that amount to “international crimes,” the United Nations said the executed civilians were among at least 2,521 who were killed during the battle for the city, mostly... [Details]
 

A Part of ISIS crimes in Iraqi : witness to ISIS Massacre

As Islamic State fighters executed at least 60 people at a remote military base in northern Iraq one day last year, he cowered in his home nearby, terrified. When it was safe to go out, he found piles of bodies; many of them he recognized as his neighbors. He buried them himself. “They were slaughtering people for all kinds of reasons, those caught using the internet, those suspected of being witches,” the shepherd, Saad al-Omar, said at the site of a mass grave here on Tuesday.... [Details]
 

The Ministry of Oil honors 550 Families of Martyrs of the Popular Crowd in the Province of Basra

Oil Minister Jabbar Ali Hussein al-Luaibi said that the ministry is keen to continue its approach in support of the families of the martyrs of the popular crowd who proved to the whole world that they are loyal to their country and their sanctities, This came during a ceremony held by the Central Committee to support the popular crowd in the ministry to honor the families of martyrs in the province of Basra. "Our national and humanitarian duty towards the families... [Details]
 

Sons of the martyrs of the popular crowd Hosting

It hosted the Faculty of Physical Education and Sports Science University of Kufa. In collaboration with university students, a group of sons of the martyrs of the popular crowd. However, they were received by Mr. Dean Dr (Nizar Hussein Alnafakh) advance their social. In addition, psychological support and expressed his happiness for the contribution the college. This part easy for the children of the martyrs of the crowd, opening college doors. For them to practice... [Details]
 

The Evolution of Iraq’s Popular Mobilisation into a Political Unit

On December 11th, 2017, Iraqi militia founder and spiritual leader, Muqtada al-Sadr made a groundbreaking announcement. In a move regarded as unprecedented by all but the most astute Iraqi analysts, al-Sadr revealed to the public that his militia organisation, Saraya al-Salaam, would be disarming itself and standing down.1. Command of the militia would be handed over to military officials in Baghdad, who would provide for arms, equipment, and food while simultaneously absorbing the militia into the... [Details]
 

3 Reasons the War Against ISIS Is Working—and It's Not

ISIS remains the best-funded, best-equipped terrorist organization the world has ever seen. But for the first time since its rise in 2014, real progress is being made against the jihadist group. These five facts explain what you need to know. Finances: ISIS has been an economic juggernaut from the moment it seized Mosul. When the group captured its first wave of Iraqi cities in 2014, it also seized an estimated $700 million in cash, instantly transforming this al-Qaeda... [Details]
 

Iraq's Sunnis and minorities will probably suffer the most

In terms of an endgame, experts see ISIS eventually losing control over its territory and the Kurds potentially coming out as big winners. ISIS's military defeats by the Iraqi government, Shia militias, and Kurdish fighters have convinced most experts that the group can't hold on to its territory forever. "The Islamic State ... will lose its battle to hold territory in Iraq," Douglas Ollivant, the National Security Council director for Iraq from 2008 to 2009 and current managing partner... [Details]
 

A Monumental Loss: Here Are the Most Significant Cultural Heritage Sites That ISIS Has Destroyed to Date

From ancient Mesopotamia to the Roman Empire, Muslim and Ottoman conquests, the region around the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers—today comprised largely of Syria and Iraq—is one of the oldest and most storied places in the world. For the past several years, it has been embroiled in an ongoing civil war that has been devastating for not only its countries’ people, but also the region’s cultural heritage. “This destruction is almost unprecedented in recent history, and is particularly... [Details]
 

Iraq's Christians persecuted by ISIS

There are few places on earth where Christianity is as old as it is in Iraq. Christians there trace their history to the first century apostles. But today, their existence has been threatened by the terrorist group that calls itself Islamic State. More than 125,000 Christians -- men, women and children -- have been forced from their homes over the last 10 months. The Islamic State -- or ISIS -- stormed into Iraq's second largest city, Mosul, last summer and took control. From there,... [Details]
 

Finally Holds ISIS Responsible for Crimes Against Humanity in Iraq

ISIS gained control of Mosul and other parts of western Iraq in 2014, bringing terror, war, and genocide. Many Yazidis in Iraq, after surviving the initial horrors of ISIS control, were kidnapped and forced to work or used as sexual slaves. Now that ISIS has mostly been driven out of Iraq, the Iraqi government is taking steps to hold its members accountable for their crimes against civilians, and the country’s history and culture. In the face of growing international pressure, the... [Details]
 

U.N. team to collect evidence of Islamic State crimes in Iraq

The United Nations Security Council on Thursday approved the creation of a U.N. investigative team to collect, preserve and store evidence in Iraq of acts by Islamic State that may be war crimes, crimes against humanity or genocide. The 15-member council unanimously adopted a British-drafted resolution, after a year of negotiations with Iraq, that asks Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to establish a team "to support domestic efforts" to hold the militants accountable. ... [Details]
 

With grief and sorrow, AL-Shuhadaa Foundation has been raising the deepest sympathy and condolences to the Islamic nation

With grief and sorrow, AL-Shuhadaa Foundation has been raising the deepest sympathy and condolences to the Islamic nation. In general and to the martyrs of the Imam Musa bin Jafar al-Kazem (peace be upon him). Peace be upon you are AL- Mohammad and you are getting rid of your clean self. And you are getting married and the unjust people and their chains have been guarded. We have sacrificed you the long prostration ally of tormentors at the bottom of the prisons. The injustice of the... [Details]
 

The Thinker martyr Mr. Mohammad Baqer al-Sadr in our memory

In memory of the testimony and dignity and the memory of the championship and the challenge AL-Shuhadaa Foundation raises the names of the glory and pride to the living Iraqi people. In addition to the relatives of the Martyrs heroes to commemorate. The departure of the Thinker of the Islamic Ummah Ayatollah Alsayed martyr Mohammad Bagher Alsadr. As well his dear Alawi sister martyr Bent Alhuda. It is the anniversary of the demise of the destroyed regime and the remnants of the unjust... [Details]
 

After ISIS: Creating Strategic Stability in Iraq

The United States, its allies, and international organizations are just beginning to come to grips with the civil dimensions of "failed state" wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen. In each case, any meaningful form of "victory" requires far more than defeating the current extremist threat in military terms. The insurgent threat exists largely because of the deep divisions within the state, and the past and current failures of the government to deal with such internal divisions,... [Details]
 

UN to help Iraq investigate ISIS crimes

The United Nations Security Council unanimously voted to establish a team to assist Iraq to investigate ISIS crimes and hold the terrorist group accountable for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide. A Special Adviser will be appointed by the Secretary-General to head an investigation team of international and Iraqi experts that will initially be given a two-year mandate. In August, Iraq made a formal request to the Security Council to help collect evidence... [Details]
 

Teen hits back at ISIS by sculpting Nimrud's ruined artifacts

When footage emerged of ISIS destroying the ancient city of Nimrud outside Mosul, the world stood powerless in the face of a group of militants using sledgehammers and electric drills to obliterate centuries-old archaeological gems. But 17-year-old Nenous Thabit rolled up his sleeves and began work on replicating the sculptures. For Thabit, an Assyrian Christian, the 3,000-year-old city -- which once formed the capital of an Assyrian empire reaching from Egypt to parts... [Details]
 

Iraq's Christians persecuted by ISIS

There are few places on earth where Christianity is as old as it is in Iraq. Christians there trace their history to the first century apostles. But today, their existence has been threatened by the terrorist group that calls itself Islamic State. More than 125,000 Christians -- men, women and children -- have been forced from their homes over the last 10 months. The Islamic State -- or ISIS -- stormed into Iraq's second largest city, Mosul, last summer and took control. From there,... [Details]
 

 

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