iraqi women

Tigris Lioness: Iraqi Militiawoman Fights for Revenge Against Daesh

By Isabel Coles MAKHMUR, Iraq, Dec 8 – Wearing a camouflage cap over her headscarf, Miaad al-Jubbouri cuts an unusual figure among the hundreds of men fighting to retake a village from Daesh in northern Iraq. The mother of five was the sole woman among a joint force of Iraqi army and tribal militias who attacked

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Mosul Under Daesh: Hardship, Terror and Swift “Justice”

By Michael Georgy AL-KHAZER, Iraq, Nov 3 – Whenever members of Daesh’s Mosul vice squad find a woman without gloves, they pull out a pair of pliers. What follows is just one of a wide range of punishments that the group metes out in its northern Iraqi stronghold. “Daesh would squeeze the pliers on the

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