Fazel Hawramy

Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps commander Qasem Soleimani walks near an armored vehicle at the front line of operations against Islamic State militants in the town of Tal Ksaiba in Iraq's Salahuddin province, March 8, 2015. (photo by REUTERS/Stringer)

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How Iran's military strategy against IS may backfire

Monday, Apr. 17, 2017 | Fazel Hawramy, Contributor

While Iran’s security services have managed to thwart Islamic State attacks on the domestic front, Salafi jihadi ideology appears to be spreading in the country’s Sunni regions.

Will Mosul see peace post-Islamic State?

Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 | Fazel Hawramy, Contributor

While the number of internally displaced persons returning to Mosul has increased significantly recently, the city's residents wonder when they can live in peace again.

Ordinary citizens in Iran rally to save death-row prisoners

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 | Fazel Hawramy, Contributor

An increasing number of ordinary Iranians are campaigning to convince families of crime victims to forgive convicts on death row.

Islamic State turns to cigarette smuggling to fund itself

Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016 | Fazel Hawramy, Contributor

As the Islamic State loses its financial resources, it turns to fund the organization through other resources such as cigarette smuggling.

Thousands of civilians at risk in Mosul crossfire

Friday, Nov. 11, 2016 | Fazel Hawramy, Contributor

Civilian casualties are mounting during the Mosul operation, as thousands of people are stuck on the battlefield.

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Fazel Hawramy is an independent journalist currently based in Iraqi Kurdistan. Twitter: @FazelHawramy

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