Sept 2014, Back to Mount Sinjar, Yazedi fight IS



Sept 2014, mount Sinjar Yazedi fight now IS

Iraq september 18, 2014<br>Mount Sinjar,<br><br>Yazidi fighters at a checkpoint.<br><br>The army of Qasim Chesho fight IS around the abandoned villages of zoraba and Ghobal.<br>This volunteer Yazidi army has yet no name ,and contains all ages and little weapons, it counts around 2000 memebr, half of them armed. Meanwhile they try to fight IS and protect their holy Yazidi places, They are daily attacked by IS.<br><br>
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Iraq september 17, 2014<br>Mount Sinjar<br><br>There are numerous cars  haphazardly abandoned alongside the road, sometimes with the doors lefts standing open.  Quiet witnesses to the panic of the Yazidi’s who were fleeing to higher ground in an attempt to escape the IS. The personal belongings left strewn about I cannot photograph. The agony of the of the tragedy is too great.<br><br>
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Iraq september 18, 2014<br>Mount Sinjar, Sharaf al deen<br>Fighters took a former  army Iraqi army base, Islamic State was here before and burned the place before they left.<br><br>The army of Qasim Chesho fight IS around the abandoned villages of zoraba and Ghobal.<br>This volunteer Yazidi army has yet no name ,and contains all ages and little weapons, it counts around 2000 memebr, half of them armed. Meanwhile they try to fight IS and protect their holy Yazidi places, They are daily attacked by IS.<br><br>
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Iraq september 18, 2014<br>Mount Sinjar, Sharaf al deen<br>Fighters on their way to the frontline agains IS.<br><br>The army of Qasim Chesho fight IS around the abandoned villages of zoraba and Ghobal.<br>This volunteer Yazidi army has yet no name ,and contains all ages and little weapons, it counts around 2000 memebr, half of them armed. Meanwhile they try to fight IS and protect their holy Yazidi places, They are daily attacked by IS.<br><br>
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Iraq september 17, 2014<br>Mount Sinjar<br> The road into mount Sinjar.<br>
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Iraq september 18, 2014<br>Children play at an abandonded Humvee, <br><br>Mount Sinjar, Sharaf al deen<br>The army of Qasim Chesho fight IS around the abandoned villages of zoraba and Ghobal.<br>This volunteer Yazidi army has yet no name ,and contains all ages and little weapons, it counts around 2000 memebr, half of them armed. Meanwhile they try to fight IS and protect their holy Yazidi places, They are daily attacked by IS.<br><br>
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Iraq september 18, 2014<br>Mount Sinjar, Sharaf al deen<br><br>Yazidi fighters gather and talk.<br><br>The army of Qasim Chesho fight IS around the abandoned villages of zoraba and Ghobal.<br>This volunteer Yazidi army has yet no name ,and contains all ages and little weapons, it counts around 2000 memebr, half of them armed. Meanwhile they try to fight IS and protect their holy Yazidi places, They are daily attacked by IS.<br><br>
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Iraq september 17, 2014<br>Mount Sinjar<br>Refugees camp out at a Yazidi Tempel, at a place called &quot40 men", previously an american outpost because of it's view on the valley.<br><br><br>
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Iraq september 17, 2014<br>Mount Sinjar<br><br>A girl used as a sex slave has escaped from IS and is taken into Mount Sinjar.<br><br>The girl  is comforted by other Yazidi before taken away, she is unable to speak, just cries.<br><br><br><br>
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Iraq september 17, 2014<br>Mount Sinjar<br><br>PYD (Syrian PKK) fighters fight against IS at mount Sinjar, they claim be have saved most of the Yazidi population by standing up against IS.<br><br>
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Iraq september 17, 2014<br>Mount Sinjar<br>Yazidi fighters near a Yazidi Tempel, at a place called &quot40 men", previously an american outpost because of it's view on the valley.<br><br>
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Iraq september 17, 2014<br>Mount Sinjar<br>PYD (Syrian PKK) fighters fight against IS at mount Sinjar, they claim be have saved most of the Yazidi population by standing up against IS.<br><br>
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Iraq september 17, 2014<br>Mount Sinjar, look over Chengal/Sinjar city<br>PYD (Syrian PKK) fighters fight against IS at mount Sinjar, they claim be have saved most of the Yazidi population by standing up against IS.<br>
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Iraq september 17, 2014<br>Mount Sinjar<br>Yazidi fighters at a Yazidi Tempel, at a place called &quot40 men", previously an american outpost because of it's view on the valley.<br>
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Iraq september 18, 2014<br><br>Children play at an abandonded Humvee, while a car with refugees passes by, stil people leave trough the corridor towads a more save place.<br><br>Mount Sinjar, Sharaf al deen<br>The army of Qasim Chesho fight IS around the abandoned villages of zoraba and Ghobal.<br>This volunteer Yazidi army has yet no name ,and contains all ages and little weapons, it counts around 2000 memebr, half of them armed. Meanwhile they try to fight IS and protect their holy Yazidi places, They are daily attacked by IS.<br><br>
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Iraq september 17, 2014<br>Mount Sinjar<br><br>Local Yazidi guard a checkpoint<br>
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Iraq september 18, 2014<br><br>Yazidi fighters in an unfinished building take their positions agains IS.<br><br>Mount Sinjar, near Sharaf al deen<br>The army of Qasim Chesho fight IS around the abandoned villages of zoraba and Ghobal.<br>This volunteer Yazidi army has yet no name ,and contains all ages and little weapons, it counts around 2000 memebr, half of them armed. Meanwhile they try to fight IS and protect their holy Yazidi places, They are daily attacked by IS.<br><br>
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Iraq september 18, 2014<br>Mount Sinjar, Sharaf al deen<br><br>Two  IS members are captured after a fight.<br><br>The army of Qasim Chesho fight IS around the abandoned villages of zoraba and Ghobal.<br>This volunteer Yazidi army has yet no name ,and contains all ages and little weapons, it counts around 2000 memebr, half of them armed. Meanwhile they try to fight IS and protect their holy Yazidi places, They are daily attacked by IS.<br><br>
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Iraq september 18, 2014<br>Mount Sinjar, Sharaf al deen<br>Two  IS members are captured after a fight.<br><br>The army of Qasim Chesho fight IS around the abandoned villages of zoraba and Ghobal.<br>This volunteer Yazidi army has yet no name ,and contains all ages and little weapons, it counts around 2000 memebr, half of them armed. Meanwhile they try to fight IS and protect their holy Yazidi places, They are daily attacked by IS.<br>
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Iraq september 18, 2014<br>Mount Sinjar, Sharaf al deen.<br>The villages at the foot at the mountain are left by all civilians, mostly looted by IS.<br><br>The army of Qasim Chesho fight IS around the abandoned villages of zoraba and Ghobal.<br>This volunteer Yazidi army has yet no name ,and contains all ages and little weapons, it counts around 2000 memebr, half of them armed. Meanwhile they try to fight IS and protect their holy Yazidi places, They are daily attacked by IS.<br><br>
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Iraq september 18, 2014<br>Mount Sinjar, Sharaf al deen<br>The army of Qasim Chesho fight IS around the abandoned villages of zoraba and Ghobal.<br>This volunteer Yazidi army has yet no name ,and contains all ages and little weapons, it counts around 2000 memebr, half of them armed. Meanwhile they try to fight IS and protect their holy Yazidi places, They are daily attacked by IS.<br><br>
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Iraq september 18, 2014<br>Mount Sinjar, Sharaf al deen<br><br>Creating a namen for the new army called &quotHPS" Yazidi local defence.<br><br>The army of Qasim Chesho fight IS around the abandoned villages of zoraba and Ghobal.<br>This volunteer Yazidi army has yet no name ,and contains all ages and little weapons, it counts around 2000 memebr, half of them armed. Meanwhile they try to fight IS and protect their holy Yazidi places, They are daily attacked by IS.<br><br>
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Iraq september 18, 2014<br>Mount Sinjar, Sharaf al deen<br>The army of Qasim Chesho fight IS around the abandoned villages of zoraba and Ghobal.<br>This volunteer Yazidi army has yet no name ,and contains all ages and little weapons, it counts around 2000 memebr, half of them armed. Meanwhile they try to fight IS and protect their holy Yazidi places, They are daily attacked by IS.<br><br>
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Iraq september 18, 2014<br>Mount Sinjar, Sharaf al deen<br><br>Looted houses by IS, now under control of Local Yazidi fighters.<br><br>The army of Qasim Chesho fight IS around the abandoned villages of zoraba and Ghobal.<br>This volunteer Yazidi army has yet no name ,and contains all ages and little weapons, it counts around 2000 memebr, half of them armed. Meanwhile they try to fight IS and protect their holy Yazidi places, They are daily attacked by IS.<br><br>
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Iraq september 18, 2014<br>Mount Sinjar, Sharaf al deen<br><br>Ghobal, previously under IS control.<br>A door says IS painted on it.<br><br>The army of Qasim Chesho fight IS around the abandoned villages of zoraba and Ghobal.<br>This volunteer Yazidi army has yet no name ,and contains all ages and little weapons, it counts around 2000 memebr, half of them armed. Meanwhile they try to fight IS and protect their holy Yazidi places, They are daily attacked by IS.<br><br>
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Iraq september 18, 2014<br>Mount Sinjar, Sharaf al deen.<br><br>A burned and beheaded corpse is found in Zoraba, a village at the foot of Mount Sinjar, now under control of the local Yazidi army.<br><br>The army of Qasim Chesho fight IS around the abandoned villages of zoraba and Ghobal.<br>This volunteer Yazidi army has yet no name ,and contains all ages and little weapons, it counts around 2000 memebr, half of them armed. Meanwhile they try to fight IS and protect their holy Yazidi places, They are daily attacked by IS.<br><br>
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Iraq september 18, 2014<br>Mount Sinjar, Sharaf al deen<br><br> the corridor from Mount Sinjar  into Syria is a fragile one, checkpoints are few and far away, IS members can enter the corridor as happens frequently.<br><br>The army of Qasim Chesho fight IS around the abandoned villages of zoraba and Ghobal.<br>This volunteer Yazidi army has yet no name ,and contains all ages and little weapons, it counts around 2000 memebr, half of them armed. Meanwhile they try to fight IS and protect their holy Yazidi places, They are daily attacked by IS.<br><br>
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Iraq september 18, 2014<br>Mount Sinjar,<br>overview of the mountains
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