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Kurdish Offensive in Sinjar

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Moises Saman Sunni fighters opposing the Islamic State gather in formation along the front line near the IS-controlled village of Haj Ali in the southern Mosul countryside. Makhmour, Iraq. November 19, 2015. © Moises Saman | Magnum Photos
Moises Saman 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 re-took the city from the Islami (...)
Moises Saman IRAQ. Sinjar. November 15, 2015. Kurdish forces building a protective berm on the western front line on the outskirts of Sinjar. © Moises Saman | Magnum Photos
Moises Saman A Kurdish fighter mans a Milan rocket launcher on the western front line along Highway 47, on the outskirts of Sinjar. Sinjar, Iraq. November 15, 2015. © Moises Saman | Magnum Photos
Moises Saman Sandbags at a Kurdish defensive position at the entrance of Snooni, a Kurdish town located at the foothills of the Sinjar Mountains. Sinjar, Iraq. November 15, 2015. © Moises Saman | Magnum Photos
Moises Saman Graffiti made by Islamic State fighters found inside a destroyed building in Sinjar. Sinjar, Iraq. November 15, 2015. © Moises Saman | Magnum Photos
Moises Saman IRAQ. Sinjar. November 15, 2015. Kurdish peshmerga fighters at the entrance of a tunnel dug by the Islamic State on the northern edge of Sinjar. © Moises Saman | Magnum Photos
Moises Saman Kurdish fighters sit by a fire on the village of Domiz, a front line position on the southern outskirts of Sinjar. Domiz, Iraq. November 15, 2015. © 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 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 A Kurdish fighter stands at the site of a mass grave found on the eastern edge of Sinjar, along Highway 47. Kurdish fighters believe that this mass grave contains the bodies of at least 60 elderly (...)
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. A pick-up truck carrying Yezidi fighters from the YBS (Shingal Defense Units) drives through the rubble-strewn streets of Sinjar days after re-taking the city from (...)
Moises Saman A man carries a large teddy bear salvaged from inside an abandoned home in the Old City in Sinjar, badly damaged by heavy fighting and airstrikes that targeted Islamic State fighting positions at t (...)
Moises Saman A PKK fighter inspects an entrance to a network of tunnels dug by Islamic State fighters under the the Old City in Sinjar. Sinjar, Iraq. November 18, 2015. © Moises Saman | Magnum Photos
Moises Saman IRAQ. Makhmour. November 19, 2015. Sheikh Nezahn (left), the leader of a 322-men strong anti-IS Sunni militia based in the southern Mosul countryside, rests at their base near the front line on the (...)
Moises Saman IRAQ. Makhmour. November 19, 2015. Sunni fighters opposing the Islamic State take positions at the front line near the IS-controlled village of Haj Ali in the southern Mosul countryside. © Moises Saman | Magnum Photos
Moises Saman IRAQ. Makhmour. November 19, 2015. Sunni fighters opposing the Islamic State take positions at the front line near the IS-controlled village of Haj Ali in the southern Mosul countryside. © Moises Saman | Magnum Photos
Moises Saman Sunni fighters opposing the Islamic State take positions at the front line near the IS-controlled village of Haj Ali in the southern Mosul countryside. Makhmour, Iraq. November 19, 2015. © Moises Saman | Magnum Photos
Moises Saman Sunni fighters opposing the Islamic State gather in formation along the front line near the IS-controlled village of Haj Ali in the southern Mosul countryside. Makhmour, Iraq. November 19, 2015. © Moises Saman | Magnum Photos
Moises Saman IRAQ. Makhmour. November 19, 2015. Sunni fighters opposing the Islamic State take positions at the front line near the IS-controlled village of Haj Ali in the southern Mosul countryside. © Moises Saman | Magnum Photos
Moises Saman IRAQ. Bashiqa. November 21, 2015. A peshmerga fighter has his beard threaded by a fellow kurdish fighter at the front line near the town of Bashiqa, on the northern entrance to Mosul. © Moises Saman | Magnum Photos