Last summer, Iraqi forces liberated the city of Mosul from the so-called Islamic State. Scenes of destruction remain widespread and reconstruction is likely to take years. But in the old town, a school has now re-opened to scenes of celebration.
Despite military defeat in the region, the "Islamic State" militant group can still "mount attacks inside Syrian territory," according to a UN report. In Iraq, the group "remains active" hiding out in desert areas.
Iraqi courts are sentencing foreigners who have belonged to the "Islamic State" group. DW traces the story of two of them, Lamia K. and her daughter Nadia. Both were handed life sentences in Baghdad this year.
An Iraqi court has sentenced a German woman and a French man to life in prison after finding them guilty of joining "Islamic State." They're among hundreds of Europeans accused of having links to the extremist group.
Where can Iraq's Yazidis live in the future? Their home, Sinjar, has been liberated, but the "Islamic State" genocide that began on August 3, 2014, has left an indelible mark on their city. Sandra Petersmann reports.
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