I’m an online and photo journalist focused on northern Iraq and the Syrian civil war. I’ve travelled to Iraq several times since 2015, covering the Kurdistan independence referendum, Kirkuk’s disputed status, the battle of Mosul, Christian militias, and IDPs. I also covered the battle of Aleppo from afar with a colleague who was in the city from the start of the Russian intervention in 2015 until the evacuation in late 2016. In addition to Iraq, I’ve worked in Israel, Jordan, and Lebanon, reporting on the 2015 unrest in Jerusalem, the Jordan-Israel gas deal, Sudanese refugees in Amman, and the Lebanese Olympic team in 2016.
Some of my accomplishments include interviewing the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) leader in Kirkuk, accompanying the Peshmerga as they advanced towards Mosul, reporting local opposition to Jabhat al-Nusra rallies in Aleppo, tracking down and interviewing Sudanese refugees after they were deported from Jordan, and becoming the first reporter to get the Jordanian government to acknowledge its gas deal with Israel.
My work has primarily appeared in Al Jazeera English and Al-Monitor. I also have bylines in the Associated Press, The Washington Times, U.S. News & World Report, Middle East Eye, The New Arab, Rudaw, Cape Cod Times, Refugees Deeply, Brooklyn Paper and other outlets.
I currently divide my time between northern Iraq and New York City. I’m additionally an Arabic-English translator and a musician.
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