Posts Tagged ‘IS’

Iraq's Christian Community Suffering

Iraq's Christian Community Suffering

  When I was in #Iraq we caught up with the country's #Christian community to see what has happened to them since air strikes began against #IS . Sadly their situation is even worse than it was before and there are now no Christians left in the Nineveh Plain, an area they have lived in […]


IS Beaten Back in Rabia

IS Beaten Back in Rabia

  Earlier this week we visited the town of Rabia, on the border between #Iraq # and #Syria , which Kurdish #Peshmerga troops recently recaptured from #IS . This photo is from the ruins of a hospital in the town where IS held out for three days before it was destroyed by British airstrikes. The […]


IS Using Guerrilla Tactics

IS Using Guerrilla Tactics

  These are some of the many improvised explosive devices or IEDs planted by #IS in #Iraq as they withdrew from the area around Zarga, south of #Kirkuk in the last few days. The Peshmerga say IS is using guerrilla tactics. Aside from planting hundreds of roadside bombs. They also use suicide attackers and snipers […]


The New Iraq Frontline

The New Iraq Frontline

  A photo from #Iraq’s frontline south of #Kirkuk , showing a badly damaged mosque. We headed there yesterday after hearing the #Peshmerga had taken several villages from #IS in the last 48 hours. The place was very badly shot up. The Peshmerga claimed there was only 1 casualty on their side, but that the […]


Life Inside Erbil’s Baharka camp

Life Inside Erbil's Baharka camp

I’m currently on assignment in northern Iraq. We visited Erbil’s Baharka camp, where several thousand displaced Iraqi’s are now living, after fleeing Islamic State militants. Many of them come from Mosul, Iraq’s second biggest city, which was taken over by IS in June. The camp used to be a cement factory. Now it is home […]