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Baraa al-Shamari


The leader of Iraq's Sadrist movement Muqtada al-Sadr attacked what he described as 'insolent militias' - a term referring to factions within the Popular Mobilisation forces.

28 January, 2016

Attacks on the Popular Mobilisation militia in Kirkuk and Baghdad kills and wounds several militia members while gunmen assassinate a captain in the Iraqi Army in Diyala province.

03 December, 2015

A prison sentence handed by an Iraqi court to a Christian Iraqi former minister, on corruption charges, is causing anxiety among some Iraqi minorities, who say they are being targeted.

11 November, 2015

Dozens of civilians were killed and wounded in Fallujah, in Iraq's Anbar province on Monday amid relative calm in Ramadi.

26 October, 2015

Demonstrators blocked roads in the oil rich Iraqi port city of Basra on Monday to protest against corruption, unemployment and crime.

12 October, 2015

76 armoured vehicles donated to Iraq by a Gulf country have gone missing upon their delivery to Baghdad, former Iraqi Vice President Ayad Allawi has said.

09 October, 2015

Several Iraqi MPs and politicians have voiced their rejection of the recently signed four-party anti IS security pact involving Iraq, Syria, Iran and Russia.

30 September, 2015

Criminal mafias are connected to corruption in state institutions and are a security threat, Iraqi PM Abadi said, as he called for tougher court sentences at a meeting with judges.

24 September, 2015

US and Iraqi troops have begun preparing for military operations against Islamic State group in Anbar, with US forces deploying surveillance balloons and patrolling the area around Habbaniyah military base.

22 September, 2015

Iraqi PM Abadi has vowed to pursue kidnapping and crime gangs in Baghdad at a time when arrest warrants for criminal charges were issued against people associated with senior officials.

16 September, 2015