Iran’s Power Over Iraq | VICE on HBO

Iran and Iraq fought one of the longest and bloodiest wars of the 20th century, which cost the lives of more than a million people and cemented the two countries’ rivalry in the decades that followed.

But after ISIS took over wide swaths of Iraq, Iran came to Iraq’s aid. After the defeat of ISIS, VICE correspondent Isobel Yeung travels to Iraq to see how Iran is exerting its growing influence over the war-torn country ahead of parliamentary elections.

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Bringing Down Baghdadi I A VICE News Report on VICELAND

On the very first VICE News Reports on VICELAND, we bring you an inside look at how Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s henchmen did his bidding, what led to his downfall, and why he was ultimately killed in Idlib, a territory not controlled by ISIS. Look for more VICE News Reports coming soon.

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AP Debrief: Trump touts triumph with ISIS death

Analysis: The killing of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi gave President Donald Trump an undeniable national security triumph and also a much-needed political victory at the most precarious moment of his presidency. (Oct. 28)

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Potatoes and Rocks Hurled At U.S. Troops Abandoning Kurds In Syria

The U.S.’ pullout has cleared the way for a Turkish offensive on the Syrian Kurds who helped defeat ISIS.

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The Fight For a Kurdish State I VICE on HBO

The Kurds have played an instrumental role in the fight against ISIS. Although their case for independence is rarely made, the Kurds are the largest ethnic group in the world without a state of their own. They’re also one of the only peoples to suffer an attempted genocide since the Holocaust.

In Iraqi Kurdistan, Vice’s Ben Anderson met those involved in the fight from the frontline to the Kurd’s former guerrilla president to ask why the group recently voted for independence and what hopes they have for achieving a state of their own.

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