Kurdistan Regional Government
VICE News was in Sinjar after Kurdish forces had retaken the strategic Iraqi town from Islamic State militants, and the troops celebrated in the ruins with tea and soccer.
According to the Kurdistan Regional Government, the meeting was an opportunity for its foreign minister to ask for more assistance from Canada, and to request that it formally open a mission in the area.
Amnesty International says the Yezidi militiamen killed men, women and children and burned homes during a rampage through two Arab towns in January.
The Minister of Defence says the Canadian military might ferry another country's arms to the Peshmerga fighters, but its shelves are bare.
Ottawa is set to approve airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria.
Over the summer I embedded with a unit of the Peshmega, the Kurdish troops fighting the Islamic State in northern Iraq.
'We Will Kill Them as Soon as the Cameras Aren't Here': Anti-Arab Sentiment On Rise In Iraqi Kurdistan
While Arabs are officially welcome in Kurdish territory attacks by Islamic State militants have led to a rise in sectarian tensions and discrimination.
Falah Mustafa Bakir, KRG head of the foreign relations, spoke to VICE News about the Kurds’ motivation behind Kirkuk and the ISIS crisis.