Mount Sinjar - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Mount Sinjar


Iraqi Kurds say Mount Sinjar siege broken

Dec 19, 2014 - 11:25 AM

This operation represents the single biggest military offensive against IS and the most successful a statement from Barzani s office notes

At least 20,000 Iraqis have safely fled Mt Sinjar – official

Aug 10, 2014 - 7:30 PM

The civilians have escaped the siege on the mountain and were escorted back into Iraq by Kurdish forces

ESCAPE. Iraqis who fled the violence in Mosul stand in a queue at a checkpoint in Erbil, Kurdistan region, north Iraq, 11 June 2014. Kamal Akrayi/EPA

Obama vows to save Iraqis stranded on mountain

Aug 10, 2014 - 1:15 AM

Amid reports that the children and the elderly are already dying Obama justifies the decision to intervene with the risk of an impending genocide against the Yazidis

COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF. US President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the South Lawn of the White House on August 9. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP