Omar Sattar


An Iraqi soldier walks next to a wall painted with the black flag commonly used by Islamic State militants, during a battle with IS, Mosul, Iraq, Jan. 21, 2017. (photo by REUTERS/Khalid al Mousily)

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Iraq’s Sunnis eye post-IS future under regional cover

Wednesday, Mar. 22, 2017 | Omar Sattar, Contributor

Under Arab and international sponsorship, Iraq’s Sunni leaders recently attended a conference in Turkey to discuss the future of Sunnis in post-IS Iraq, with the conference sparking Shiite outrage and dissent among other Sunni officials opposed to the Turkish role in Iraq.

Conflict over Kirkuk oil returns

Sunday, Mar. 19, 2017 | Omar Sattar, Contributor

As the Kurdish political dispute rises up, a military force from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) seized the Kirkuk oil field and stopped the oil flows in order to push Baghdad to arrange a new oil agreement in the favor of the PUK.

Why Iraq’s law on Popular Mobilization Units isn't all that popular

Wednesday, Mar. 8, 2017 | Omar Sattar, Contributor

A law outlining the future of the Popular Mobilization Units in Iraq was passed months ago but has yet to be enacted as opposing forces continue their debates.

Why Iraq's Shiites are wary of Sadr's 'Initial Solutions'

Thursday, Mar. 2, 2017 | Omar Sattar, Contributor

Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's proposal for national reconciliation in the post-Islamic State era has attracted support from Sunnis, but Shiites not so much.

Families of IS members evicted from liberated areas in Iraq

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 | Omar Sattar, Contributor

Families of Islamic State members have been evicted from the liberated areas in Iraq by the local authorities or security forces, to avoid revenge and conflict in the local communities.

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Omar Sattar is an Iraqi journalist and author specializing in political affairs. He has worked for local and Arab media outlets and holds a bachelor’s degree in political science.

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