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How an Iraqi Death Metal Concert Defied Religious Repression: “Here Is No Love, Only War”
Iraq is a brutal place for metal, but the threat of ISIS won't stop Kirkuk's Dark Phantom.
American Mennonites Are Going to Iraq — to Fix Windows
A band of young, devout Christians traveled to the middle of a war zone in Sinjar, a stone's throw from Islamic State fighters. And they say they are there to help, not convert people.
The Iraqi Town Where Kurds and Turkmens Shoot Each Other, Not Islamic State
Tuz Khurmatu sits near the front line, and offers a grim preview of what northern Iraq might become if and when the jihadist troops are defeated.
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The Fight to Retake Mosul: Inside the Assault on the Islamic State's Stronghold in Iraq
The Iraqi army and its allies are pushing to retake Iraq's second-largest city from the Islamic State, but the offensive has not been off to a promising start.
Inside Taza, the Iraqi Town Gassed by the Islamic State
On the anniversary of the worst chemical-weapons massacre of civilians in history, Iraqis once again have to fear attack with the banned substances.