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The New Arab Staff

Safa Abdel Hamid


As news of the fall of the city of Ramadi emerged, Anbar tribes have called for the local provincial council to be dissolved and replaced by an 'emergency government'.

18 May, 2015

Councillor and human rights group says all displaced men aged 18 to 50 are being forced to join militias before being sent back to Anbar to fight against IS.

08 May, 2015

Analysis: Reports suggest that the unimaginable might be about to happen - Baath party officers will be enlisted to help Iraq fight the Islamic State group.

29 April, 2015

Fugitive Izzat al-Douri called senior Iraqi government officials "from a certain segment of society" before he was killed last week, says commander of militia who claims to have killed him.

21 April, 2015

Defence ministry source tells al-Araby al-Jadeed that government had learned mistakes of Tikrit campaign, where Iranian-directed Shia militias were accused of crimes against Sunni residents.

06 April, 2015

Shia militia source say Iranian general Qasem Soleimani withdrew his forces earlier this week after failing to break Islamic State group's hold on Iraqi town.

27 March, 2015

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi insisted he will not reconcile with the Baath party which held power in Iraq for decades until 2003, saying that its hands are stained with blood.

06 March, 2015

Group breaches tight security in area of Iraqi capital and Shia holy city, in attacks believed to have killed dozens of people.

02 February, 2015