Press kit International Forum on ISIS: Day 1

ISIS victims-turned freedom fighters & former heads of state unite in call for international tribunal Highlights: Yezidi woman from Sinjar who was enslaved by ISIS speaks of acting on behalf of all Yezidi women as she took up…

"Our priority, for all of us, is freedom" - Marie Claire, France

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Original article written by Joanie de Rijke - photos by Sebastian Backhaus and published in Marie Claire's print edition. RIC assisted photojournalist Sebastian Backhaus to visit the women's village Jinwar.

ISIS is burning Kurdistan, Turkish and Syrian soldiers are shooting at firefighters and Spanish volunteers extinguish fires - El Publico, Spain

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Original article by Ferran Barber, El Publico. Los voluntarios de la milicia yazidí de las YBS han colaborado en la extinción de fuegos en la región yazidí de Irak, en Sinyar. Foto cedida por las YBS. "Con mis propios ojos…

Lorenzo Orsetti, Italian with the Kurds: Funeral in Syria - Corriere della Sera, Italy

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Original gallery published in Corriere della Sera, photos shot and compiled by RIC. I funerali in Siria a maggio di Lorenzo Orsetti, il volontario italiano coi curdi, ucciso il 18 marzo scorso durante le fasi finali della battaglia…

Syria: Civilians injured in car bomb blast near Qamishli Asayish - The Defense Post, US

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Original article by Robert Postings, The Defense Post. Aftermath of an explosion near Asayish headquarters in Qamishli, Syria on June 17, 2019. Image: Rojava Information Centre A vehicle bomb exploded in the city of Qamishli in Al-Hasakah…

Raqqa security deteriorates as US drawdown threatens northern Syria stability - The Defense Post, US

Original article by Jared Szuba, The Defense Post, US. Raqqa Internal Security Force members gather explosive ordnance in Raqqa, Syria, March 24, 2018. Image: US Army/Sgt. Travis Jones Western official warns 'the trust is no longer…

Ireland hasn't asked to bring home Isil bride Smith, say her captors - Independent.ie, Ireland

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Original article by Norma Costello, Independt.ie. Mystery: Lisa Smith left Ireland to join Isil in 2015 Syrian officials say there have been no moves to repatriate Isil bride Lisa Smith from the war-torn country. Dr Abdulkarim…

The AANES Remains the Only True Option for Peace, Stability, and Freedom in Syria - Washington Kurdish Institute, US

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Original article article published by Washington Kurdish Institute. Women's conference in al-Raqqa city. Photo: Hawar News Agency. The Autonomous Administration of North and East of Syria (AANES) retains many internal threats, is…

ISIS sleeper cells burn, blow up and slaughter hundreds in uptick of attacks across Iraq and Syria - Fox News, US

Original article by Hollie McKay, Fox News Channel, US. It has been months since the Islamic State was expelled from its territorial control in Iraq and Syria, but the brutal terrorist outfit continues to wreak havoc in the lands…