On Feb. 14, 2019, Colonel Ghaleb, head of explosives, was killed in his truck in an explosion in the mountains near Al Zawea. This is the same location where three Sunni Arab brothers were kidnapped last week and their bodies dropped on the highway between Mosul and Baghdad.
The widow and daughters of the Ezidi Progress Party leader, Waad Hamad Mato (DoB 1967), arrived in Paris December 20, 2018, after four years of being rejected for asylum by other countries. They were on the first plane of 20 Yezidi families promised asylum by French President M
In recent weeks, Germany has denied asylum to more than 100 Ezidis. Under the Dublin Accords, many are told they will be deported to the EU country where they were first fingerprinted. To evade deportation, many are hiding.
Avatoday: As you know Mosul is now full of new stores with western clothing and restaurants. Can you explain how that was done and who financed it? How did it get done so quickly to be a new modern city?