The Iraqi city of Mosul was freed from the grip of the so-called Islamic State last year, but the victory came at a huge cost. Many children were orphaned in the fighting.
The past she was attempting to flee came back to haunt a young Yazidi woman in a small town in Germany. Her former IS tormentor confronted her on the street and "told me he knew everything about me."
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.
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.
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