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Displaced Iraqis and Syrians take refuge in northern Iraq

Many Yazidis are staying on the outskirts of Zakho, near Iraq’s border with Turkey, unable to return to their homes near Mt. Sinjar, which ISIS captured last year.

Displaced Iraqis and Syrians take refuge in northern Iraq
Mahmood Kheder Hassan 75 and his wife Khefshe Hamad, 68, their family displaced by ISIS attacks, stand near their temporary home on November 7, 2015 in Zakho, northern Iraq. Many Yazidis are paying low rent to stay with other families on the outskirts of Zakho, unable to return to their homes near Mt. Sinjar, which ISIS captured last year. (Getty Images)
Displaced Iraqis and Syrians take refuge in northern Iraq
Kamo Hassan Khader, 37, stands with her daughters on November 7, 2015 in Zakho, northern Iraq. Her husband Khalaf Mahmood Khader left to attempt the perilous journey to Germany in May, and she has not heard from him since. Many Yazidis are staying on the outskirts of Zakho, near the Turkish border, unable to return to their homes near Mt. Sinjar, which ISIS captured last year. (Getty Images)
Displaced Iraqis and Syrians take refuge in northern Iraq
Yazidis displaced from ISIS attacks play volleyball on November 7, 2015 in Zakho, northern Iraq. Many Yazidis are paying low rent to stay in unfinished homes around Zakho, unable to return to their homes near Mt. Sinjar, which ISIS captured last year. (Getty Images)
Displaced Iraqis and Syrians take refuge in northern Iraq
Yazidis displaced from ISIS attacks play volleyball on November 7, 2015 in Zakho, northern Iraq. Many Yazidis are paying low rent to stay in unfinished homes around Zakho, unable to return to their homes near Mt. Sinjar, which ISIS captured last year. (Getty Images)
Displaced Iraqis and Syrians take refuge in northern Iraq
Yazidis displaced from ISIS attacks play volleyball on November 7, 2015 in Zakho, northern Iraq. Many Yazidis are paying low rent to stay in unfinished homes around Zakho, unable to return to their homes near Mt. Sinjar, which ISIS captured last year. (Getty Images)
Displaced Iraqis and Syrians take refuge in northern Iraq
Zahidi children, their family displaced by ISIS attacks, stand in their temporary home on November 7, 2015 in Zakho, northern Iraq. Many Yazidis are paying low rent to stay in unfinished houses on the outskirts of Zakho, unable to return to their homes near Mt. Sinjar, which ISIS captured last year. (Getty Images)
Displaced Iraqis and Syrians take refuge in northern Iraq
Zahidi children, their families displaced by ISIS attacks, play in the dirt on November 7, 2015 in Zakho, northern Iraq. Many Yazidis are paying low rent to stay in unfinished houses around Zakho, unable to return to their homes near Mt. Sinjar, which ISIS captured last year. (Getty Images)
Displaced Iraqis and Syrians take refuge in northern Iraq
A petroleum truck drives in route to Turkey on November 7, 2015 in Zakho, northern Iraq. The Kurdish regional government has been selling petroleum directly to Turkey, complicating relations with the central Iraqi government in Baghdad, which suspended budget money to the semi-autonomous area in northern Iraq. (Getty Images)