- Former folk singer Xate Shingali leads a unit of the Peshmerga, the Kurdish armed forces
- The Sun Brigade is made up of Yazidi women, many of whose friends and relatives were kidnapped by ISIS
- "We will not stop. We will fight until we get our families, our children back," says Shingali
Dohuk, Iraq (CNN)"Our hearts were broken, we were separated, and now we live with no hope," the lyrics ring out plaintively as singer Xate Shingali performs against a backdrop of rolling hills.