In Iraq, the fight against the Islamic State group often saw opposing militia and troops come together in their bid to oust a common enemy. With that enemy now all but entirely eliminated, tensions between various factions are on the rise. Iraqi forces are currently present along the contested borders of Kurdistan, a region that voted for independence from Baghdad last month. Our reporters take a look at the different powers now at play in Iraq.
A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Elom Marcel Toble.
Former media advisor to former Iraqi president Talabani