The rise of the so-called Islamic State led to the wholesale slaughter and expulsion of the Yazidi minority in northern Iraq. Now that Kurdish and Yazidi forces have liberated the Yazidi homeland, the full extent of IS's barbarity is becoming clear.
In August 2014, "Islamic State" militants launched what the UN calls a genocidal campaign against the religious and ethnic minority in northern Iraq. Despite the ouster of IS, the Yazidis' ordeal is far from over.
This is the second mass conviction relating to the 2014 atrocities committed by "Islamic State." The terrorists reportedly killed hundreds of Iraqi air force recruits at the base near the city of Tikrit.
Masoud Aqil was an Islamic State prisoner in Syria. After fleeing to Germany, the Kurdish journalist realized that IS terrorists were also in Europe, and he began to track them. Frank Hofmann has this exclusive for DW.
Children have been among those worst hit by "Islamic State" occupation and the battle to liberate Mosul. They suffer malnutrition for lack of food, and toxic stress from the violence they witnessed, Judit Neurink reports
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