Suadad al-Salhy

War & Conflict

ISIL's fall in Tikrit may show the way for Iraqi army

US role in campaign angered Shia militias, but Iraqi government forces still succeeded in expelling ISIL from Tikrit.

War & Conflict

After ISIL: What Tikritis found when they came home

With ISIL pushed from the countryside near Tikrit, many locals are returning to find their property destroyed.

War & Conflict

Can ISIL be defeated in Tikrit?

The battle for Tikrit is crucial to win the war against ISIL.

War & Conflict

The full story behind ISIL's takeover of Mosul Museum

Iraqi archaeologists say ISIL looted the museum before destroying it, but many artefacts were stored safely elsewhere.

War & Conflict

Sunni boycott threatens reconciliation efforts in Iraq

Sunni politicians say they will reconsider parliamentary boycott if government agrees to create a Sunni fighting force.

Human Rights

Vox Pops: New hope with no curfew in Baghdad

Baghdad residents are celebrating the lifting of a night curfew imposed a decade ago during the Iraq War.

War & Conflict

Fighting for Iraq's National Guard

A proposed force to fight ISIL could pave the way for the country's disintegration, Iraqi lawmakers warn.

War & Conflict

Millions of Iraqis displaced by ISIL

Throughout 2014, more than two million Iraqis were forced to seek refuge in other areas of the country.


'ISIL is losing': Iraqis optimistic for 2015

Circumstances of battle have changed in favour of Iraqi troops since June, local security officials say.

War & Conflict

Iraq's Sunnis may seek Iran help against ISIL

Desperate for arms and military training to fight ISIL, Sunni tribes were considering Iranian assistance as an option.

War & Conflict

Iraqi army to raid ISIL fighters' 'hub'

Iraqi government is shifting priority to win the battle of Salahaddin, a hub for ISIL fighters.

War & Conflict

Iran advisers boost anti-ISIL battles in Iraq

Security officials say advisers from Iran have played a key role in Iraq's recent victories against ISIL fighters.