The closure meant that Yazidis in Sinjar, who wanted to travel to Dahuk, home to their celebrated Lalesh temple and tens of thousands of other Yazidis uprooted by IS’ genocidal spree, had to spend over five hours navigating hostile terrain.
Two-day walking tour of Iraq's capital, Baghdad is an effort by young artists to address social dilemmas and reclaim the city's identity. The artists practise at the Abu Nuwas Theatre that was destroyed in 2003.
Despite the damages that the railways faced due to ISIS shelling, the General Director of Iraq Rail ordered the railways to be fixed between Baghdad and Fallujah. Commuters find this method faster, cheaper and easier than catching buses or taxis to the capital.
Commander of the Baghdad Operations, Major General Jalil al-Rubaie announced in a press conference that the Baghdad Operations Command is reopening over a thousand streets in Baghdad due to the improving security situation. The lifting of the barriers across Baghdad should shorten citizen's travel times.