Sunday, 6 December 2015
As more states escalate their fight against the barbaric ISIS militant group in Syria, there should also be a renewed, collective effort to push for the final ousting of the disgraced regime of Bashar al-Assad. The world continues to grieve over the staggering loss of lives claimed by ISIS recently, from Beirut to Sinai to Paris. But on Syrian soil, the massacres carried out by the Assad regime have continued unabated. On Dec. 4 alone, at least 56 civilians were killed, including many children, ...
Wednesday, 25 November 2015
Exhaustion was etched on their faces, and there was little celebration. For them, the war goes on.
Monday, 16 November 2015
After Kurdish Peshmerga forces regained control over the strategic city of Sinjar, Yazidi families started to return to the city, after they left it. Indeed, during their return, the city witnessed revenge operations represented in burning homes belonging to Arabs in the city.
Sunday, 15 November 2015
Members of Iraq's Yazidi minority, which was brutally attacked by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group, looted and burned Muslim homes in Sinjar after its recapture from the militants, witnesses said Sunday. ISIS overran the northern town last year, targeting Yazidis -- whose faith it considers heretical -- in a campaign of massacres, enslavement and rape that the United Nations has described as a possible genocide. Yazidis fleeing the ISIS onslaught in August 2014 told AFP that some ...
Sunday, 1 November 2015
Sinjar is a symbolic and strategic prize sitting astride the main highway linking the cities of Mosul and Raqqa
Tuesday, 13 October 2015
They felt betrayed as they considered themselves part of Kurdistan, sharing a common language and culture
Wednesday, 2 September 2015
Luis Moreno Ocampo said he was approached by Yazidi activists who are seeking justice for the systematic slaughter
Monday, 29 June 2015
Their futile attempt to cross may have been due to their sense of desperation after 11 months living in refugee camps
Wednesday, 10 June 2015
Amnesty International investigated attacks carried out on January 25
Thursday, 30 April 2015
ISIS militants ‘buy’ the women for as low as $50 then sell them for $2,000-$2,500, an official said