As with most things in Syria, the actual reality on the ground is far more unclear than the simplistic narratives to be found on social media and among western commentators.
It has been six years since the genocide began, but little has been done for the hundreds of thousands of survivors.
No government is willing to step forward to help them rebuild their destroyed villages, not even their own governments.
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Tens of thousands of ISIS members, including their families, ended up detained in eastern Syria in the last several years as the SDF and the US-led Coalition forces defeated ISIS.
But three judges from England's Court of Appeal unanimously agreed Begum could have a fair and effective appeal of that decision only if she were permitted to come back to Britain.
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Kadhimi pledged to rein in Iranian-backed militias, but recent events highlight the difficulty of remolding critical relationships between the government and armed militias.
Hamas' security services allegedly uncovered a "dangerous plan" of Israeli intelligence "working under the cover of ISIS-affiliated cells."
The Iranian-backed militias have been increasingly expressing anger at the US and Saudi Arabia and Israel.