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Bringing Iraq's 'ghost' forces back to life
Patiently rebuilding the Iraqi Security Forces is key to defeating terrorism and cutting militias back down to size.
Last updated: 10 Dec 2014 05:10 GMT
Iraq PM sacks officials over 'ghost soldiers'
Haider al-Abadi "retires" at least 24 senior officials after government finds 50,000 non-existent soldiers on payroll.
Last updated: 01 Dec 2014 20:44 GMT
Iraqi PM removes dozens of commanders
Military reform seen as bid to boost morale of "troops on the frontline" battling armed groups across the country.
Last updated: 13 Nov 2014 17:01 GMT
Iran is set to reclaim its role as regional leader
Once US troops go home, Iran has the most battle-ready military force to offset regional challenges.
Last updated: 06 Nov 2014 08:23 GMT
'Our priority is to arm the Peshmerga'
Kurds plead for more weapons to take on ISIL amid tensions with Baghdad over the role of the Peshmerga.
Last updated: 28 Oct 2014 10:08 GMT
Iraq army pressured by ISIL in west: official
US defence officials say Iraqi military in a precarious position as it battles ISIL forces west of Baghdad.
Last updated: 11 Oct 2014 08:38 GMT
Will northern Syria become another Northern Cyprus?
Turkey may be plotting to install a reliable, Ankara-friendly pseudo-government in northern Syria.
Last updated: 11 Oct 2014 08:13 GMT
Iraqis sceptical about war on ISIL
Iraqis support campaign against ISIL but are doubtful about its outcome.
Mohammed A Salih
Last updated: 25 Sep 2014 05:11 GMT
Iraq parliament rejects PM security nominees
Parliament rejects prime minister's nominees for crucial defence and interior ministry posts as US intensifies strikes.
Last updated: 16 Sep 2014 17:25 GMT
Will IS campaign broaden sectarian divide?
Sunnis believed to have helped the Islamic State group are reportedly subject to revenge.
Last updated: 14 Sep 2014 12:31 GMT
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