Thousands of Yazidi women and girls who were kidnapped by the Islamic State group and forced to become sex slaves continue to suffer the trauma of their captivity long after escaping the militants. Now living in refugee camps, many say they often do not get the help they desperately need.Â With Robert Raffaele narrating, VOA's Dakhil Shammo reports.
Kurdish fighters in Iraq and Syria have been a key component in the international campaign against the Islamic State group. But their involvement in the coalition strategy and access to military aid have been limited. Some U.S. lawmakers want that to change. Marcus Harton narrates this account VOA Kurdish reporter Dakhil Shammo.