Frontline correspondent Ramita Navai makes a dangerous and revealing journey inside the war-torn country of Iraq, investigating allegations of abuse of civilians by powerful militias. “The black flags of the Islamic State are coming down in Mosul, prisoners are being [continue reading].
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The Zeravani are a Specialized Branch of the Kurdish Peshmerga Army. EXCLUSIVE CONTENT: Female Zeravani soldiers conduct several training exercises near Bnaslawa and Erbin, Iraq in August 2016. Includes archived and current interviews with Kurdistan’s Women Warriors. [continue reading].
Several hundred Yazidi And Kurdish women and girls who had been kidnapped by ISIS in Northern Iraq and Kurdistan – sold to the Islamic extremist fighters and used as domestic and sex slaves – have joined an all-female battalion to launch a massive assault against [continue reading].
‘West crying for refugees with one eye, aiming gun with the other,’ Assad claimed in his rare interview with RT, a Russian media outlet. Bashar al-Assad spoke about global and domestic terrorism threats and the need for a united front against “jihadism”. He [continue reading].
Boko Haram—the regional affiliate of Islamic State and one of the world’s deadliest terrorist groups—has accelerated its campaign of almost daily suicide bombings. Just last month, the group massacred 86 people, many of them children, in the Nigerian village of Dalori and [continue reading].
The lightning advances the (self-proclaimed) Islamic State made across Syria and Iraq in June (2014) shocked the world. But it’s not just the group’s military victories that have garnered attention — it’s also the pace with which its members have begun to [continue reading].
This documentary follows journalist Ben Anderson as he embeds with Iraqi fighters battling the Islamic State. He gains access to the three front lines in Iraq, where Sunni, Shiite and Kurdish forces are fighting for their lives.  Thirteen years later, Iraq has collapsed [continue reading].
On Thursday in Davos, Switzerland, at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, Trudeau pulled no punches as he vigorously defended the Canadian government’s decision to welcome 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of February. Less than two months ago, Canadian Prime [continue reading].
United Nations released a report this week detailing the gravity of inhumane treatment and dire impact on civilians trapped in the war-torn country of Iraq. According to the UN report – between May 1st and October 31st of last year (2015) an estimated: 3,855 [continue reading].
An aid worker shares a harrowing account from one teenager ‘gang-raped, beaten and scalded with boiling water in nine-month ordeal’. A Yazidi teenager who was sold to an Isis fighter has described how she was beaten and gang-raped on a daily basis in a harrowing [continue reading].
Munira is a 16-year-old Yazidi girl who escaped ISIS captivity. This is her tragic story of slavery and torture at the hands of ISIS fighters. Open Your Eyes is working with young people, activists, bloggers and filmmakers to raise our voices against ISIS. “Join us on our [continue reading].