When the so-called Islamic State swept into Iraq, the jihadists captured thousands of women, most of them Yazidis. They were sold, raped and humiliated. A new UN project tries to help the survivors.
Losing ground in its power base in the Middle East, the "Islamic State" militant group's future appears as open as ever. DW spoke to counter-terrorism experts and scholars to discuss the likelihood of its survival.
The number of people arrested in Europe on suspicion of jihadi activities has almost doubled in the last two years. Overall, there were 142 "failed, foiled or completed terrorist attacks" in 2016.
A Yazidi woman who was raped, tortured and sold into sexual slavery by the "Islamic State" in Iraq has been appointed UN goodwill ambassador. Nadia Murad Basee Taha will raise awareness of human trafficking.
The recapture of Mosul has brought with it the torture and mass execution of "Islamic State" fighters and their families. The government is looking the other way, and it seems the US-led anti-IS coalition is too.
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