Mustafa Saadoun


A girl looks out from the arms of a displaced resident, who fled his home due to the ongoing fighting between the Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants near the Old City in western Mosul, Iraq, June 13, 2017. (photo by REUTERS/Erik De Castro)

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Civilians face death, hunger in western Mosul

Wednesday, Jun. 21, 2017 | Mustafa Saadoun, Contributor

Civilians and particularly children in areas that are still under control of the Islamic State live in very difficult situations, facing death, hunger and illness.

PMU wants to take over Baghdad’s security

Friday, Jun. 9, 2017 | Mustafa Saadoun, Contributor

The Popular Mobilization Units and their political blocs demand that the security of the capital be handed to the PMU and that the Baghdad Operations Command be disbanded for its failure to maintain security.

Tehran, Washington set for proxy clash on Syrian-Iraqi border

Thursday, Jun. 1, 2017 | Mustafa Saadoun, Contributor

Due to its strategic position and impact on the future of Syria, the Iraqi-Syrian border is likely to be the site of a new conflict between the allies of Washington and Tehran soon after the Mosul operation concludes.

Can Iraqi politicians appease Sadr as he flexes his influence?

Tuesday, May. 23, 2017 | Mustafa Saadoun, Contributor

Iraqi leaders seek to convince parliamentarian Muqtada al-Sadr to keep the calm and support the political process.

How Iraq is planning to secure key border road

Sunday, Apr. 30, 2017 | Mustafa Saadoun, Contributor

US security companies have been assigned to secure highways linking southern Iraq to the West, but it may face many difficulties, including being targeted by armed militias.

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Mustafa Saadoun is an Iraqi journalist covering human rights and also the founder and director of the Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights. He formerly worked as a reporter for the Iraqi Council of Representatives. On Twitter: @SaadoonMustafa

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