It is a year since the Iraqi city was liberated, but people are slow to return, reeling from the damage inflicted by their former captors
Beside the sun-bleached bones, the tangles of human hair and greying piles of clothes exposed by wind and rain, a leaflet newly dropped by the Iraqi army fluttered in the wind. “We are coming to save you from Isis!” the text announced, two years too late for those buried in the mass grave below.
Ten minutes’ drive away is the ruined city of Sinjar, where whole streets lie in rubble, shop shutters are still branded with the religion of their owners – Islamic State marked them so that militants knew where to loot – and every tangle of steel and stone could hide an unexploded bomb.
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