May 11, 2021 11:56 am
The head of a U.N. team investigating atrocities in Iraq says it has found "clear and compelling evidence" that Islamic State extremists committed genocide against the Yazidi minority in 2014.
May 19, 2020 1:55 pm
The Islamic State group's self-declared “caliphate” that once spanned a third of both Iraq and Syria, has been defeated on the ground but its fighters are still staging insurgent attacks.
April 26, 2019 8:52 am
Iraq's Kurdish region hosts more than 1 million displaced people, including many of the 200,000 Yazidis forced to flee their homes when the Islamic State militants attacked their communities in 2014.
May 03, 2015 12:48 pm
Tens of thousands of Yazidis fled in August when the Islamic State group captured the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar.
April 09, 2015 12:03 pm
No reason was given for the release of the prisoners who were originally abducted from the area around Sinjar in the country's north.
January 18, 2015 2:05 pm
The militants transported them from Tal Afar, where they were being held for the past five months.
September 04, 2014 4:02 am
‘ISIS has given ultimatum that they will kill 150 families this Friday’
August 19, 2014 1:49 pm
The peshmarga were formally organised as a national fighting force after the fall of the Ottoman Empire post World War I.
August 16, 2014 5:35 pm
It was not clear whether the airstrikes were being carried out by Iraq's air force or the US.
August 12, 2014 11:57 am
Some of the Yazidis are still stuck on the mountain, with no access to food or water.