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Digital contact sheet. Injured survivors of an Iraqi Air Force helicopter crash in Mount Sinjar lie onboard a rescue helicopter on its way to Iraqi Kurdistan. Sinjar. Iraq. 2014
Moises Saman Diptych. Digital contact sheet. Rescue helicopter crash. Mount Sinjar. Iraq. 2014 © Moises Saman | Magnum Photos
Moises Saman IRAQ. Snooni. November 17, 2015. Shivan Rasho Hussein (third from right), sits next to family mebers as he recounts how one of his daughters was captured by the Islamic State and married off to one (...)
Moises Saman IRAQ. Sinjar. November 18, 2015. Peshmerga fighters inspect a building that was used by Islamic State fighters as a fighting position in the northern part of Sinjar. © Moises Saman | Magnum Photos
Moises Saman IRAQ. Sinjar. November 16, 2015. The body of a dead Islamic State fighter, partially covered by a blanket, lies amid the rubble of a destroyed building near the former front line on the northern ed (...)
Moises Saman IRAQ. Sinjar. November 16, 2015. The body of a would-be Islamic State suicide bomber killed by PKK fighters before he was able to set off the explosion. The decomposing dead body lies at the wheel (...)
Moises Saman IRAQ. Sinjar. November 15, 2015. The wreckage of a car remains along Highway 47 at the western entrance to Sinjar as smoke from burning houses can be seen in the distance, days after Kurdish forces (...)
Moises Saman IRAQ. Sinjar Mountains. 2014. Injured survivors of an Iraqi Air Force helicopter crash in Mount Sinjar lie onboard a rescue helicopter on its way to Iraqi Kurdistan. The survivors included Yazidi c (...)
Moises Saman IRAQ. Sinjar. November 15, 2015. Sandbags at a Kurdish defensive position at the entrance of Snooni, a Kurdish town located at the foothills of the Sinjar Mountains. © Moises Saman | Magnum Photos
Moises Saman Raid Shamun, 35, a Christian from Sinjar, inspects the damage to his family's house, burned by retreating Islamic State fighters in a predominantly Christian neighborhood in Sinjar. Sinjar. Iraq. N (...)
Moises Saman Yazidi women stranded in the Singar Mountains wait for the arrival of a rescue helicopter. Sinjar Mountains. Iraq. August 12, 2014. © Moises Saman | Magnum Photos
Moises Saman Yazidi men stand near the site of an alleged mass grave located in the northern entrance to Sinjar that contains the bodies of dozens of Yazidi men and women killed by ISIS during the time they rul (...)
Moises Saman IRAQ. Sinjar. November 15, 2015. A makeshift barricade at the front line in the northern edge of Sinjar. © Moises Saman | Magnum Photos
Moises Saman IRAQ. Sinjar. November 18, 2015. The abandoned home of an alleged Islamic State supporters burns in the city of Sinjar. © Moises Saman | Magnum Photos
Moises Saman IRAQ. Sinjar Mountains. August 12, 2014.

Frightened Yazidi families aboard an Iraqi Air Force rescue helicopter in the Sinjar Mountains . © Moises Saman | Magnum Photos
Moises Saman SYRIA. Derek. August 10, 2014. Displaced Yazidi men from Sinjar at a makeshift camp on the outskirts of Derek, a Kurdish-controlled town in Syria, shortly after arriving on foot from the mountains (...)
Moises Saman IRAQ. Sinjar. November 18, 2015. A Kurdish fighter walks through heavy fog in the Sinjar Mountains. © Moises Saman | Magnum Photos
Moises Saman IRAQ. Sinjar. November 15, 2015. Kurdish fighters on the western front line along Highway 47, on the outskirts of Sinjar. © Moises Saman | Magnum Photos
Moises Saman A displaced Yazidi man carries his two daughters as he crosses the border into Kurdish-controlled northern Iraq near the village of Fishkhabur. Thousands of displaced Yazidis from the Sinjar region (...)
Moises Saman IRAQ. Kurdistan. November 28, 2014. A Yazidi woman combs her hair inisde a cave in the mountain village of Lalesh, in Iraq's Nineveh Province. Lalesh is the site of the sacred tomb of Sheikh Adi in (...)
Moises Saman IRAQ. Fishkhabur. August 11. 2014. 14-year-old Ahmad Naif, a Yazidi boy from Sinjar, stands behind a tent at a makeshift camp for displaced families near the village of Fishkhabur, in Kurdish-cont (...)
Moises Saman IRAQ. Kurdistan. November 28, 2014. Yazidi men displaced from Sinjar by the advance of the Islamic State, living in the mountain village of Lalesh, in Iraq's Nineveh Province. Lalesh is the site of (...)
Moises Saman IRAQ. Nakhsa. March 7, 2018. 14-year-old Yezidi boy Rzgan, works as a shepherd in the village of Nakhsa, on the base of Mount Sinjar and near the main village of Sherfedin. © Moises Saman | Magnum Photos
Moises Saman A boy whose mother was onboard the helicopter cries as he does not know the fate of his mother, she survived. An Iraqi Air Force helicopter on a rescue mission in the Sinjar Mountains crashed short (...)
Moises Saman IRAQ. Sinjar. March 4, 2017. Volunteer teachers grade id-term exams at the Almukhtalad school in war-ravaged Sinjar city. This is the only school operated by the Iraqi government that is currently (...)
Moises Saman A cemetry and memorial for Yazidi fighters killed during the war against ISIS. Mount Sinjar. Iraq. March 4, 2018. © Moises Saman | Magnum Photos
Moises Saman Sinjar, Iraq. March 3, 2018. A man stands next to buildings damaged during the fight against ISIS in Sinjar, northern Iraq. More than two years after the liberation of Sinjar, this war-ravaged cit (...)
Moises Saman IRAQ. Dokuk. December 3, 2014. A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter inside a base in the town of Dokuk about 30Km south of the city of Kirkuk. © Moises Saman | Magnum Photos
Moises Saman Iraq. Daquq. February, 2015. A PKK fighter photographed in a PKK base on the outskirts of Kirkuk. © Moises Saman | Magnum Photos