Now, a year after the IS were driven out, people in Mosul face the destruction of their society as reconciliation is a distant hope.
During the IS occupation of Iraq's Mosul, secret sessions were held for women to exorcise demons — despite the IS deeming them black magic and banning any alternative religious practices. DW's Judit Neurink reports.
The Kurdish-led forces have described the operation as the "decisive battle" to defeat the militant group in Syria. With a looming US withdrawal, pressure is on to uproot IS in its remaining enclave.
The Kurdish Peshmerga in Iraq says that IS is rising like a phoenix from the ashes. The organization is regrouping, filling the void left by its quarreling adversaries. Judit Neurink reports from Irbil and Mosul.
German prosecutors have charged a 27-year-old woman with taking a 5-year-old girl as a slave in Syria and then letting the child die of thirst. The German had traveled to the Middle East to join the "Islamic State."
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