Despite experiencing difficulties in Germany on his way to Iraq, our reporter has now arrived on the ground. He has embedded himself with Iraqi forces on the outskirts of Baghdad.
He will be providing us with regularly updates from Iraq.
He has also noted that Shi’ite militia fighting in Syria and Iraq wished Iraqi’s Christian minority, comprising mostly of Assyrians and Armenians, a Merry Christmas. The signs were put up over a month earlier in a square in the middle of Baghdad.