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Barefoot flight from Mosul: The long road to safety

Barefoot flight from Mosul: The long road to safety

March 9, 2017 0

A thin, dark column of figures winds across the barren hills on the outskirts of west Mosul, through clouds of dust thrown up by mortars falling around them. With wide, fearful eyes in

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Shrapnel, security and sectarianism: A reporter’s diary on Iraqi displacement

Shrapnel, security and sectarianism: A reporter’s diary on Iraqi displacement

carolyn.simon@hrc.org January 23, 2017 0

Eastern Mosul has now been freed from so-called Islamic State.

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Screening for Islamic State in Iraq: an inexact science

Screening for Islamic State in Iraq: an inexact science

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 10, 2016 0

Behind a guarded fence at Debaga, dozens of men can be seen whiling away the hours as authorities investigate them for potential links to so-called Islamic State. All have come to this camp,

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Who are Iraq’s militias?

Who are Iraq’s militias?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org July 13, 2016 0

The Iraqi Army is intensifying its campaign against the so-called Islamic State, driving on towards the main prize, the second city of Mosul. The campaign was given a boost this week when US

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UN Watchdog blasts Iraq over IDP treatment

UN Watchdog blasts Iraq over IDP treatment

dan.rafter@hrc.org May 19, 2015 0

DUBAI 19 May 2015 (IRIN) - A UN watchdog has blasted the Iraqi authorities for their failure to adequately support and protect the nearly three million people displaced within its borders by the

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Young Iraqis bridging the sectarian divide

Young Iraqis bridging the sectarian divide

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 15, 2015 0

BAGHDAD / DUBAI 15 April 2015 (IRIN) - Islamic State militants play on sectarian division as they tear Iraq apart, but a group of young Iraqi “citizen ambassadors” is trying to mend the

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Iraqi Kurdistan nears breaking point

Iraqi Kurdistan nears breaking point

March 20, 2015 0

ERBIL 20 March 2015 (IRIN) - The pressure of hosting more than 1 million people displaced by militants from the group calling itself Islamic State - on top of an existing 225,000 Syrian

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As Islamic State retreats, aid workers uncover human toll

As Islamic State retreats, aid workers uncover human toll

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 12, 2015 0

BAGHDAD/LONDON 12 March 2015 (IRIN) - As the Islamic State loses ground to pro-government forces in the Iraqi city of Tikrit, aid agencies that have been unable to access the region for months

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The problem with Iraq’s offensive against the Islamic State

The problem with Iraq’s offensive against the Islamic State

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 2, 2015 0

BAGHDAD 02 March 2015 (IRIN) - As the Iraqi army and affiliated militias sweep into northern Iraq to try to re-take the city of Tikrit from so-called Islamic State (IS), the local civilians

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ISIS’s latest threat: laying landmines

ISIS’s latest threat: laying landmines

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 6, 2014 0

SULAYMANIYAH 06 November 2014 (IRIN) - Militants from the group calling itself Islamic State (IS) are booby-trapping land and buildings with improvised explosive device (IEDs), creating new misery for displaced Iraqi families trying

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