Kurdish forces surrendered the town of Sinjar in northern Iraq Tuesday, a day after Iraqi forces swept into the oil-rich city of Kirkuk.
Syria's state news agency reported that a grave left behind by the Islamic State contained about 40 bodies, including many women and children.
Mohamad Khweis, a 26-year-old from Virginia, surrendered to Peshmerga militiamen near Sinjar in Iraq on Monday. In a heavily edited interview, he spoke to Kurdish TV about life in Islamic State's self-styled caliphate.
VICE News correspondent Danny Gold joined 'On The Line' to take your questions on the liberation of Sinjar, and the fight against the Islamic State.
VICE News photographer Frederick Paxton has made multiple trips to cover the plight of the Yazidi people and the fight against the Islamic State in Sinjar, Iraq, over the last year.
After Islamic State attacks in Paris that killed 129 people, what's next for Syria, and should it involve committing Western troops on the ground?
Heavy fighting and cruelty by the Islamic State has left lasting scars on both the Iraqi town and its people.
The Islamic State launched its brutal, unprecedented assault on Paris while it begins to crumble on all fronts in both Syria and Iraq.
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.