Florian Neuhof is a journalist covering the war in Iraq and Syria from Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan. Previously he was based in London, the UAE and Cyprus.

The Caliphate

The Islamic State once seemed inexorable in its violence and terror. Now, it's on the back foot in Syria and Iraq—but celebrating its demise is premature.

BLACK HOLE

Eventually the stench of death was too much even for ISIS. They covered it, mined it. The Iraqi government won’t touch it. The families of the disappeared have no place to turn.

THE ENEMY OF MY ENEMY IS MY ENEMY

The U.S. has armed and trained the Kurdish Peshmerga and the Iraqi government troops who are now pitted against each other. What side is the Trump administration on? Does it know?

ENEMY OF MY ENEMY ENDLESSLY

The plight of the Yazidis brought the United States back into the Iraq War when Obama moved to save them on Mount Sinjar. But three years on, they've got little hope of going home.

Soup Kitchen

Coalition airstrikes may have killed scores of civilians during grim urban combat, but collateral damage is not the whole story. Collateral compassion is in evidence, too.