Raheem Salman

For Raheem Salman's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Soldier who survived Islamic State's systematic slaughter speaks

Sep 7, 2014

Soldier who survived Islamic State's systematic slaughter speaks

Eight hundred Iraqi soldiers were divided into lines of ten men, given rushed interrogations by Islamic State fighters and shot dead, the survivor said. By dawn, he was one of only 20 left alive. Mohammed Majul Hamoud, a 24-year-old survivor who spoke in his hometown ...

Reclusive cleric takes charge in Iraq crisis

/ Jun 29, 2014

Reclusive cleric takes charge in Iraq crisis

Najaf is far from Baghdad's palaces and the battlefields of northern Iraq. Its mud-brick houses, dirt alleys and concrete office blocks project little in the way of strength or sway. But it is here, where Iraq's most influential clerics work from modest buildings in ...