Sinjar

Iraqi army helicopter takes off at a base in Sinjar, Iraq, Tuesday, May 3, 2022. 

Iraq's Yazidis stuck in 'tug-of-war' between regional armed groups

Recent fighting between the Iraqi army and a local militia in heavily populated civilian areas has led to the displacement of an estimated 10,000 people. 

Iraq's Yazidis stuck in 'tug-of-war' between regional armed groups
Yazidi women

Yazidi woes drag on after ISIS defeat as religious persecution worsens globally

Yazidi woes drag on after ISIS defeat as religious persecution worsens globally
A Yazidi man stands by a field of green on a sunny day.

Yazidi farmers return home to cultivate farmland after years in exile

Yazidi farmers return home to cultivate farmland after years in exile
Nadia Murad gestures with her hands against a blue sky.

Yazidi women still fear ISIS months after their defeat

Yazidi women still fear ISIS months after their defeat
Yazidi rebaptism ceremony in Iraq

Photos: Yazidi women undergo a rebirth ceremony after ISIS enslavement

Photos: Yazidi women undergo a rebirth ceremony after ISIS enslavement
Children play with a kite at a shelter for displaced Yazidis on Mount Sinjar, northern Iraq.

Years after US Iraq intervention, Yazidis are still seeking safety on a mountain

In 2014, the plight of Yazidis trapped on Mount Sinjar to flee genocide prompted Barack Obama to launch America's first new round of airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq. Now Yazidis are back up the mountain, escaping different sorts of clashes.

Years after US Iraq intervention, Yazidis are still seeking safety on a mountain
Capt. Khatoon Khider, left, commander of the all-female Yazidi Sun Brigade, with her sister, Aliya, in a home near the city of Dohuk, in Iraqi Kurdistan, on Sept. 24.

These Yazidi sisters took up arms to take revenge against ISIS

Khatoon Khider used to sing folk songs about the suffering of her people, the Yazidi religious minority. After ISIS overran her hometown in northern Iraq, she put down her tambur instrument and picked up a gun, forming the first all-female Yazidi peshmerga battalion to fight the militant group.

These Yazidi sisters took up arms to take revenge against ISIS