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Islamic State Terror: The Lost City of Sinjar

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Once a bustling Iraqi city and beloved homeland to the Yazidi people, Sinjar lies in ruins. There are no city services and hardly any people.
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Soldiers say buildings were destroyed by IS bombs and fires, as well as coalition airstrikes, in Sinjar, Iraq, Nov. 14, 2016. (H.Murdock/VOA)
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Soldiers say buildings were destroyed by IS bombs and fires, as well as coalition airstrikes, in Sinjar, Iraq, Nov. 14, 2016. (H.Murdock/VOA)

Once home to roughly 80,000 people and a traditional homeland for the Yazidi people, Sinjar, Iraq, lies in ruins and thousands are buried in mass graves outside the city. Nov. 14, 2016. (H.Murdock/VOA)
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Once home to roughly 80,000 people and a traditional homeland for the Yazidi people, Sinjar, Iraq, lies in ruins and thousands are buried in mass graves outside the city. Nov. 14, 2016. (H.Murdock/VOA)

On a base overlooking IS-controlled territories, soldiers seat a dummy, hoping to draw first fire to it if IS attacks, Nov. 14, 2016. (H.Murdock/VOA)
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On a base overlooking IS-controlled territories, soldiers seat a dummy, hoping to draw first fire to it if IS attacks, Nov. 14, 2016. (H.Murdock/VOA)

Former Islamic State firing positions are among the buildings still standing in Sinjar, Iraq, Nov. 14, 2016. (H.Murdock/VOA)
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Former Islamic State firing positions are among the buildings still standing in Sinjar, Iraq, Nov. 14, 2016. (H.Murdock/VOA)

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