Category Archives: Conflict

The good Aussies flying to conflict zones

(Photo: Christmas day in Ainkawa IDP camp with friends and colleagues, December 2016)

The Point Magazine, February, 2017: We have all read the stories about Australians traveling abroad to conflict zones to join terrorist groups like ISIS. However, very little attention has been dedicated to Australians traveling to conflict zones to help communities to learn and heal.

One of these notable Australians is independent journalist and ESL (English Second Language) teacher, Vanessa Powell.

http://www.thepointmagazine.com.au/post.php?s=2017-02-27-the-good-aussies-flying-to-conflict-zones

What It’s Like Inside An ISIS Tunnel

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Huffington Post, December 22, 2016: About 30km east of Mosul, the car I’m travelling in pulls up to a stop. “Get down,” my friend and fixer Kosar says to me. “Come, come.” He opens the car door and I hesitantly jump out.

Three Kurdish Peshmerga are standing in front of us, seemingly awaiting our arrival. I’m in the village of Shaquli. Iraq. Although I wouldn’t call it a village. It looks like what used to be one family’s home and piles of rubble. The evidence of coalition airstrikes is immediately apparent. The caved-in structures and a large crater in the ground are a dead giveaway.

Read More: http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/vanessa-powell/what-its-like-inside-an-isis-tunnel/?utm_hp_ref=au-