Iraqi internally displaced people make their way through a muddy refugee camp after heavy rains in Youssifiyah, 12 miles (20 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim)
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Trapped in no-man's land between Kurds and DaeshThey are trapped between two worlds – one they want to leave and the other to which they are denied entry. For three months, more than 500 men, women and children have been living in no-man's land in northern Iraq, caught in the crossfire between Kurdish forces and Daesh (ISIS).Stranded between front lines in the Sinjar area, the group of Sunni Arabs wants to leave Daesh's self-proclaimed caliphate, but is being denied passage by the Kurds, who have staked out their territory in the north and fear infiltration.With nowhere to go, the group has settled around 500 meters from Kurdish positions, living in tents made out of empty sacks and taking cover in makeshift trenches when Daesh fires mortars at the peshmerga.Jabbar Yawar, the secretary-general of the peshmerga ministry, said the entire village had sided with Daesh, and there might be a backlash from Yazidis.
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