Mosul is the last stronghold of the so-called Islamic state. One month ago the Iraqi army, Kurdish Peshmerga and local militia started an offensive against the extremists. The IS is allegedly using civilians as human shields.
Music is back in Mosul, as are books and paintings. With the "Islamic State" group gone, locals are enjoying their newfound freedom and embracing culture. Will it last? Judit Neurink reports from Mosul.
The past she was attempting to flee came back to haunt a young Yazidi woman in a small town in Germany. Her former IS tormentor confronted her on the street and "told me he knew everything about me."
The Iraqi parliament has elected veteran Kurdish politician Barham Salih as president. The vote threw a spotlight on the deep divisions within the Kurdish camp.
Despite military defeat in the region, the "Islamic State" militant group can still "mount attacks inside Syrian territory," according to a UN report. In Iraq, the group "remains active" hiding out in desert areas.
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