Here’s some great reading on Iraq as you head into your weekend:
- Michael Knights talks about the disturbing situation of Ameli, in which 12,000 Shiite Turkmen are trapped behind ISIS lines.
- Sebastian Meyer and Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer question the journalistic ethics of Major news organizations as they acquire photos from anonymous sources, often approved by ISIS.
- Hetav Rojan of Vice news examines some of the shortcomings of the Kurish Peshmerga, and why they have troubles in stopping ISIS.
- Mariz Tadros, highlights a seemingly forgotten issue in the crisis, the protection of Women in Iraq and sexual enslavement, and the absence of rights organizations condemning such actions by ISIS.