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Entry Title: "Fighting back in Sinjar"
Tracey Shelton
, Australia
Category and Expertise: Conflict, General News, Photo Essay, Professional

Entry Description: In August last year, the Islamic State seized dozens of Yazidi villages in the area known as Sinjar in northern Iraq. They executed thousands of men and took women and children as slaves and concubines. Now with the help of a union of Kurdish forces the Yazidi people are fighting to take back their land, their families and their heritage.