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ISIS Reportedly Buried Thousands In 72 Mass Graves

Associated Press | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 08.30.2016 | World
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HARDAN, Iraq (AP) — Peering through binoculars, the young man watched as Islamic State extremists gunned down the handcuffed men and then buried the...

Teenage Gunfight With ISIS

Alexandra Prim | Posted 08.20.2016 | World
Alexandra Prim

In true keeping with its unconscionably horrific vision, Daash has been marching forward with a genocidal effort, specifically targeting Yazidi people whom it believes to be devil worshippers. Yazidis are not Muslim and practice some customs, including pagan ones that are misunderstood and leveraged as hate by Daash.

The Specter Of ISIS Reprisal Keeps Fearful Yazidis From Returning Home

Refugees Deeply | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 08.09.2016 | World

Despite Kurdish forces retaking Sinjar and its neighboring towns in northern Iraq last November, few of the region’s historic residents are returnin...

Bold New Graphic Novel Shows Hope Amid Iraq Humanitarian Disaster

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.21.2016 | World

In December 2014, just months after the Islamic State militant group took over major cities in Iraq and Syria, graphic novelist Joshua Dysart arrived ...

Living Level 3: Iraq -- Chapter 1

Joshua Dysart | Posted 01.22.2016 | World
Joshua Dysart

The World Food Programme and writer Joshua Dysart have teamed up to create a graphic novel highlighting the work of the organization's humanitarian ai...

Let the French Take Mosul

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Even if the French wholeheartedly embraced this plan, it's not going to happen overnight. And a lot of brave soldiers are going to die in the effort -- there is no getting around that. Whether this price is politically acceptable is up to the French people, really. It's for them to decide.

ISIS Controlled This Iraqi City Mere Days Ago. Here's A Look Inside.

The Huffington Post | Sophia Jones | Posted 11.16.2015 | World

SINJAR, Iraq -- Up a steep road that snakes around northern Iraq's Mount Sinjar lies a ghost city. The so-called Islamic State, also known as ISIS, s...

Turning Point: Coordinated Operations in the War on ISIS

Janet Ritz | Posted 11.13.2015 | World
Janet Ritz

Coordinated military offensives against ISIS have begun in the Middle East. In Iraq, Kurdish Peshmerga, with Special Ops and Coalition support, have begun an attack on an ISIS held city that controls an ISIS supply road.

Massacre at Sinjar: Has the World Forgotten the Yazidi?

Mark Hetfield | Posted 08.05.2016 | World
Mark Hetfield

It has been a very bad year for the Yazidi, an ancient ethnic and religious group of over 500,000 people. And it has been a shameful year for the international community which has done little to assist them, more or less going about business as usual.

Iraqi Kurds Liberate Hundreds Trapped By ISIS On Sinjar Mountain

Reuters | Posted 12.19.2014 | World

By Isabel Coles ZUMAR, Iraq, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Kurdish peshmerga fighters have fought their way to Iraq's Sinjar mountain and freed hundreds of pe...

Heartwrenching Video Captures The Helicopter Rescue Of Stranded Yazidis

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.12.2014 | World

In a powerful video released on Monday, Britain's Channel 4 News captures the scene of an Iraqi military helicopter delivering aid to members of the c...

Is It Time to Arm the Peshmerga?

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

The White House has some thinking to do. Is the security situation in northwestern Iraq so dire that the administration's "one Iraq" policy needs to be reviewed and perhaps changed?

David Wood

Anti-American Extremists Among Libyan Rebels U.S. Has Vowed To Protect

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- In 2007, when American combat casualties were spiking in the bloodbath of the Iraq War, an 18-year-old laborer traveled from his home in...