Othman Almukhtar is the editor of Iraqi Affairs at “Al-Araby Al-Jadeed” newspaper and website. Prior to this he worked as a reporter for the Washington Post in Baghdad from 2003 to 2011. In 2009, received the United Nations Investigative Journalist Award in Iraq. He is also the recipient of the UNESCO Prize in the category of reports on the situation of women in conflict zones. He has covered various events, most notably the battles of Fallujah and Tal Afar in Iraq as well as in southern Lebanon and Syria. Almukhtar is also the author of several research reports on the activities of armed groups in Iraq, most notably the “geographical map of Iraqi militias”.