FACING THE ISLAMIC STATE. PESHMERGA FIGHT AND CIVIL POPULATION
Kurdistan - Iraq – France. 2017-2016
Facing the Islamic State. Peshmerga fight and civil population is the outcome of a six-month photographic report in Iraqi Kurdistan and Iraq made over 6 months. The purpose of the report is to show the hardly-known Peshmerga struggle and resistance against the Islamic State. It also reveals the suffering of the civilian population, both Kurdish and Iraqi, as a result of the ISIS war. On January 3, 2014, the Islamic State occupied Iraq city of Fallujah. Since then, Peshmerga militias have been doing the critical job of controlling the front and keeping the terrorist group away from Kurdish territory. Despite the efforts of Peshmerga militias, civilians have endured Islamic State violence. Large cities, such as Mosul, have been destroyed. Thousands of families have fled their homes and have been driven to displaced persons camps. Thousands of young refugees have been forced to leave their country to Europe. Thousands of Yazidi women have been raped, sold and murdered. Thousands of people remain missing.