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.
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)
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)