Most people would avoid travelling to the frontlines of the war against Islamic State in northern Iraq.
Not Australian former politician Wyatt Roy, 26, whose high-risk trip to the area has been criticised by politicians and the public alike, who’ve labelled it “stupid” and then some.
The conservative former MP told SBS News that he had been caught up in a battle between Peshmerga and IS forces last Thursday in Domez, which is near the town of Sinjar and west of Islamic State-held Mosul.
Roy, British political consultant Samuel Coates and a translator were embroiled in the confrontation. Read more…