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By PBS NewsHour
While the Islamic State group is losing territory in its self-styled caliphate, it is tightening its grip on the estimated 3,000 women and girls held as sex slaves.
By Lori Hinnant, Maya Alleuzzo and Balint Szlanko, Associated Press
Yazidis, a religious minority in Iraq who have been persecuted by Islamic State militants, have turned to the sometimes dangerous job of searching for truffles for income. IEDs can be hidden in the fields. They earn about $8 on an…
By Zachary Green
The refugee's journey to Greece is perilous; so many have drowned trying to reach Europe's shores from Turkey. But more frightening for many Yazidis is the prospect of returning to Sinjar in Iraq, where the Islamic State captured their villages…
By Marcia Biggs
Last summer, militants from the Islamic State group attacked a small ethnic group called the Yazidis, executing men and taking thousands of women and girls as slaves. Special correspondent Marcia Biggs reports from Northern Iraq on the rape, violence, threats…
By Noreen Nasir
Zeena Rahman is a 30-year-old law associate who left Baghdad in 2003 and now lives in Virginia. 2014 was a turbulent year for Iraq. Already ravaged by decades of war, sectarian violence, and corruption, the country also endured…
Over the past few days, pro-Western Kurdish fighters, with the aid of American air power, have forced ISIS fighters in Northern Iraq to retreat from territory they seized last summer. Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies…
The humanitarian crisis in Iraq is taking its toll on displaced Christians and those in the minority Yazidi community. As brutal attacks from the Sunni militant group known as the Islamic State continue, hundreds of thousands have fled to the…
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