Sheikh Abdulrahman Menshed al-Assisi says life has been filled with hardship for tens of thousands of Iraqi Arabs who escaped villages under assault by Sunni extremists to seek refuge in Kurdish enclaves, northern Iraq, Sept. 29, 2014.
In this June 9, 2014 photo, Turkish truck drivers Ceyhun Ismaloglu (left) and Servet Karakan relax on the grounds of the Qayara Power Station in Iraq. The drivers were kidnapped by the Islamic State the following morning. The episode paints a picture of a militant group (IS) unusually careful not to anger Turkey’s government - and offers insight into the mysterious release of 49 Turkish hostages in late September, 2014.
Published September 30, 2014