ISIS Used Fuel Supplies as a Weapon
Last week militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria captured—at least for a while—a vital oil refinery in the town of Baiji in northern Iraq. The Islamists promptly cut off fuel supplies to the rest of Iraq, including Kurdistan. The Iraqi army claims it has retaken Baiji.... Read more
How One Kurdish Village Took in Scores of Iraqi Refugees
Adnan Mohammed Ali is a member of the Kurdish Kakaye tribe … and a man of influence. He’s the mukhtar—secular leader—of Bahari Taza, a small Kurdish village near the Iraqi town of Khanaqin. And to hundreds of refuge families, Ali is a hero. Bahari Taza is 20 minutes by road... Read more
This Is What It’s Like to Be a Refugee in Northern Iraq
The Kurds know what it’s like to be displaced. Thirty million strong, they’re the largest ethnic group in the world without a country of their own. So it’s not without irony that the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region of Iraq—the safest zone in the country owing to the Kurds’ fearsome peshmerga... Read more

Matt Cetti-Roberts

Photojournalist, documentary photographer and correspondent in Iraqi-Kurdistan

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