Monthly Archives: May 2016

Peshmerga volunteers take to Instagram

Had the pleasure of meeting these two Peshmerga volunteers in Iraq’s Kurdistan region recently. Put together some of their Instagram pics and one of mine into this photo piece. More to come on these two soon: http://www.albawaba.com/slideshow/scandinavia-peshmerga-volunteers-fight-daesh-instagram-844620

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Iraqi Christians reluctant to return home

My report from Nineveh and Erbil in Iraq’s Kurdish region on Christians displaced by ISIS. Don’t think I’ve ever interviewed so many people for an article. Spoke to IDPs, politicians, Christian fighters, peshmerga commanders, Iraqi army commanders etc. Thank you … Continue reading

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Chats with the peshmerga on the front

My first piece for the London-based The New Arab on the peshmerga’s lack of funds and heavy weaponry in their fight against ISIS. From Tel Saqf, Iraq where a U.S. Navy Seal and others were killed in an ISIS attack … Continue reading

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The road to Kirkuk

Many are fleeing Tuz Khormato for Kirkuk due to clashes between the peshmerga (military of Iraqi Kurdistan)¬†and the Popular Mobilization Units, largely Shia (and in Tuz, Turkmen) groups created to fight IS. From Kirkuk, a still disputed city. For Al-Monitor: … Continue reading

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More on Aleppo’s healthcare

Unbelievable what these workers go through: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/05/syria-war-aleppo-patients-160504062303188.html

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Extra-curricullars in Aleppo

Our latest for Al Jazeera English on an after-school program in Aleppo for traumatized kids, now threatened by the recent uptake in violence: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/05/syria-civil-war-helping-traumatised-children-aleppo-160501101228271.html

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