The Iraqi military says it has liberated Ramadi from 'Islamic State.' What does this mean for the ongoing battle against IS? DW talks to Markus Kaim, Senior Fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs.
Iraq has launched a major operation to retake Hawija, one of the last "Islamic State" strongholds in the country. Plans to oust the militants have been complicated by a referendum on Kurdish independence due next week.
Losing ground in its power base in the Middle East, the "Islamic State" militant group's future appears as open as ever. DW spoke to counter-terrorism experts and scholars to discuss the likelihood of its survival.
Reports from Iraq suggest that as many as five Japanese are among those detained after the fall of an "Islamic State" stronghold near Mosul. Why did they leave safe and peaceful Japan to live in a war zone?
The so-called "Islamic State" has been repeatedly accused of committing atrocities in Iraq. The UN is now ready to make sure evidence of potential war crimes will be preserved.
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