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Categories & Keywords

Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:Middle East
Subcategory Detail:Iraq
Keywords:Ezidi, Iraq, Iraqi Kurdistan, Rob Leutheuser, Robert Leutheuser, Yazidi, Yezidi
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A Hero's Bed - Xanke, Iraqi Kurdistan (2015)

A Hero's Bed - Xanke, Iraqi Kurdistan (2015)

He fired the RPG that finally stopped the IS armored suicide vehicle from reaching the Sherif al din Shrine in the Sinjar. The resulting massive explosion collapsed a stone wall on him, breaking his back. He is considered by all Yezidis a hero. (Since this photo, he has gone to Germany for medical treatment.)