Thousands of Yazidis gather at the religions holy temple of Lalish for the lighting of the candle celebration for Yazidi new year.
PKK forces survey a street destroyed by the war.
Peshmerga soldiers wake up in the morning after the two battle with ISIS militants to take back the city of Sinjar.
The pharmacy inside Sehida Sarya military field hospital in Hassaka. Prior to the war, the building was a driving school for Syrians. It’s been transformed into a field hospital since 2015, treating fighters who come from the frontline with the Islamic State south of Hassaka and across to the recently liberated village of Shadadi. The pharmacist says the clinic is struggling to treat fighters due to medicine and medical equipment shortages.
A Peshmerga armored Humvee engulfed in dust outside Mufti village after they took back the village from Islamic State fighters. The Kurdish Regional Government launched an offensive to take back villages that fell to the Islamic State in 2014, as part of the ongoing efforts to clear a path to retake Mosul - Iraq’s second largest city.
YBS and the affiliated female group YBJ flags hang inside one of the buildings that the groups occupy. The two groups are made up of primarily Yazidis. They were recently organized pre-Sinjar liberation by the YPG.
A women sews Kurdish People's Defence Units (YPG) flags in Amude, Syria. The flags are for Newroz celebration that are being organized by the Democratic Union Party (PYD).
Migrants react after arriving on the shore of the Greek island of Lesbos.
A women holds her child while looking back towards the sea she and her family just crossed from Turkey.
Family and community members mourn the death of Mahmoud Abdullah Adwan, 21, who was shot and killed in the morning by Israeli Defense Forces in Qalandia Refugee camp, West Bank.
Due to lack of space inside the camps and over-crowding, some displaced Yazidi’s live in semi-built houses and structures in the valley’s outside the camps.
A young Syrian girl with face paint plays in the playground built for the camp.
Exhausted from the day of visiting the camps, Nasreen lies down for a rest before preparing dinner and making phone calls to plan the next day’s schedule with her cases in the camps.
Thousands of Yazidis make a pilgrimage to the religions holy temple of Lalish, Iraq for Yazidi new year
Kurdish forces look at Shia militiamen positions inside Tuz Khurmatu. Clashes between the Kurdish Peshmerga and Shia Hashed al-Shaabi continue for the third day despite calls for a ceasefire in the multi-ethnic city of Tuz Khurmatu 175 km (110 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq. April 26, 2016.
Kurdish Peshmerga fighters in Mufti village after they took back the village from the Islamic State.
Peshmerga snippers along the frontline in Domiz.
The frontline, controlled by the Peshmerga, is a hair south of Highway 47, a road of strategical importance that connects Raqqa to Tal Afar, 30 miles east of Sinjar, and then Mosul.
While the Islamic State sieged Sinjar mountain, those captured have reported they were divided into groups. If adolescent boy had armpit hair they were told to join their fathers and older brothers, driven to nearby fields, and executed. Younger boys would be forced to convert to the Islamic State’s strict version of Islam.