The situation in Iraq, where Peshmerga forces are battling ISIS to reclaim key cities, is a volatile one, as we reported yesterday. This collection of photographs from our NRA Life of Duty crew’s recent visit document the extreme difficulty and hazard facing the region’s Kurdish and Yazidi inhabitants.
A U.S. Buffalo Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle, which was left by the U.S. to Iraqi forces, who surrendered it to ISIS. It was then recaptured by the Kurds. The day before this photo, a suicide bomber had detonated himself next to the vehicle. All that remains are some shrapnel marks.