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Sylvain Mercadier


Sylvain Mercadier is a freelance journalist

In-depth: Beyond the image of tolerance and coexistence promoted by Kurdish authorities, Christian communities in Iraqi Kurdistan have long suffered discrimination and exploitation.

10 March, 2021

In-depth: Iraq's second largest city remains scarred by the war against the Islamic State. Although peace has returned, much of Mosul still lies in ruins.

21 January, 2021

With the ongoing Turkish offensive in Syria, the Sufi community in Amudeh city, northern Syria, fear they may be one of their many victims.

19 November, 2019

Feature: A vital ecosystem home to traditional lifestyles may be facing, and losing, its final challenge.

31 January, 2019

WARNING: Extremely graphic content. The Qadiriyeh Kasnazani practice a form of Sufism with rituals including smashing glass with their teeth, but their ways are under threat, reports Sylvain Mercadier.

26 November, 2018

In-depth: Assyrians of the Khabbur plain were targeted in the jihadists' assaults, and relied on the support of Kurdish and Arab fighters to keep extremists away, reports Sylvain Mercadier.

13 July, 2018

In-depth: 'Now we are refugees once again - and only God knows what we will be tomorrow.'

09 May, 2018

Official recognition has freed many Kurds to return to the faith of their forefathers after widespread abuses under Saddam's regime, reports Sylvain Mercadier.

05 February, 2018