Sinjar

Yazidi Teenager Escaped Daesh, Appeals For Help For Sex Slaves

By Magdalena Mis LONDON, March 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – It was a “black morning” two years ago when Daesh militants seized the Yazidi town of Sinjar in northwest Iraq, abducting thousands of civilians including a 15-year-old girl and 27 members of her family. The teenager, Nihad Barakat Shamo Alawsi, was taken to Syria and

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For Freedom and Honor

Grief prevails despite victory as Yazidis mourn loved ones BY Mohammed A. Salih With a pistol hanging from his belt, Dilkash Murad walks into his own house on the eastern side of Sinjar, an Iraqi town that was occupied by the terrorist group Daesh last year. The ceiling is covered in smoke caused by repetitive battle

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A Divided House

By Mohammed A. Salih Kurdistan’s future looks bleak, threatened by political rifts Hawre, 24, is struggling to make ends meet by selling sunglasses placed on a small table just a couple of yards away from Erbil’s millennia-old citadel. Hawre’s task, like others’, has become more difficult these days as Iraq’s Kurdish region is facing economic challenges

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The Ground Beneath Their Feet

The turf war over Tuz Khurmato won’t let up BY Suadad Al Salhy On Nov. 12, as Kurdish and Yazidi forces backed by the U.S.-led military coalition and Iraqi air force attempted to retake the northern city of Sinjar from Islamic militants, violence erupted between two traditional Iraqi allies in Tuz Khurmato, 108 miles north of

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Kurdish Forces Begin Battle to Retake Iraq’s Sinjar

By Isabel Coles NEAR SINJAR TOWN, Iraq, Nov 12: Kurdish forces launched an offensive on Thursday to retake the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar from Daesh militants who overran it more than a year ago, killing and enslaving thousands of its Yazidi residents and triggering U.S.-led air strikes. Operation Free Sinjar aims to cordon off

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