Iraq / Sinjar, after liberation

Battle for Sinjar is over. Kurdish fighters, Peshmergas and the PKK, were able to cut strategically very important route 46, which connects the two largest ISIL’s strongholds, Raka in Syria and Mosul in Iraq. So at this point, the caliphate is divided into two parts.

After the military victory over Isil, one of the few in the past 4 years, the shadow of war and destruction still falls on the city. Tensions and conflicts occur between Yazids and Sunnis, between the Peshmergas and the PKK. Also, there are robbers who scan the ruins to steal anything what remained after the fights.

Ominous silence in Sinjar is being interrupted only by airplane overflights, and the sound of bombing that are falling on 2 km faraway Baaj. There is a defensive human wall against jihadists, of detained 70 Yezidi families.