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Annabell Van den Berghe

War & Conflict

Iraqis struggle to recover from ISIL attacks

ISIL fighters have drawn battle lines all over the country, destroying villages and shattering lives.

Humanitarian crises

Iraqis fear food crisis under Islamic State

The Islamic State group's control of a trade route linking Baghdad to Turkey has cut supplies and caused prices to soar.

War & Conflict

ISIL seizure of refinery 'has consequences'

Faith in the Iraqi army's strength is reaching a new low, after ISIL-led rebels seized a major oil refinery in Baiji.

Middle East

Syrians stuck at border: 'We have no future'

Thousands of Syrians have been lining up at the Iraqi crossing, hoping in vain to reach the other side of the Tigris.