Two mass graves ‘with bodies of 40 children’ found in Yazidi district of Iraq

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Iraqi paramilitary forces have uncovered two more mass graves containing the bodies of 140 civilians, including women and children, in an area home to the Yazidi religious minority, they said Saturday.In 2014, ISIS killed thousands of Yazidis in Sinjar and kidnapped thousands of women and girls from the community to abuse them as sex slaves.The Hashed al-Shaabi paramilitary alliance said it had found "a mass grave with the bodies of 20 women and about 40 children in the village of Kabusi, ...

Despite Greek shelter, Yazidis struggle to integrate

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Although Ibrahim Hondeta’s Yazidi family reached Greece a year ago after fleeing persecution, they still fear being the target of violence and are fighting to keep their community together.Having run the gauntlet of invasion, combat, killings and enslavement by ISIS in Iraq, the members of this religious minority have found temporary shelter in the largely agricultural region of Serres in northern Greece.The camp they have been allocated to is one of the best in the country -- their ...

Why Kurdish referendum is unlikely to end Iraqi minorities’ dilemma

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

After gaining control of much of Iraq and Syria, ISIS and other extremists committed grave atrocities and international human rights violations against minorities, including perhaps the most extreme of all, the genocide that was perpetrated against Yazidis, Christians, and Shiites. As ISIS is gradually defeated on the battlefield, another fear looms ahead for these persecuted groups. Despite the overwhelming objection of many international and local parties, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) ...

Intimate photos emerge of ISIS judge in Iraq with ‘captive’ Yazidi women

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Recently, social media published photos of one of the ISIS fighters in Iraq with one of the Yazidi female prisoners who was captured by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi militias. According to the social accounts of Iraqi journalists, the security forces came across one of the cell phones likely belonging likely to a militia member, and they found photos where the ISIS judge of the ‘State of the Tigris’ called Mullah Sajid Ahmed Ali Shargi, with a number of Yazidi women in intimate positions. ...

‘You will blow yourselves up,’ ISIS tells Iraqi boys in training camps

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

They made the captive children, weak from hunger, fight over a single tomato. Then the ISIS militants told them that in paradise they could eat to their hearts delight, but they could only get there by blowing themselves up. The lesson was part of the indoctrination inflicted by the militants on boys from Iraq's Yazidi religious minority after the extremist group overran the community's towns and villages in northern Iraq. The group forced hundreds of boys, some as young as 7 or 8, into training ...

WATCH: Yazidi pilgrims climb Karajal Mountain in the south of Kurdistan

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Karajal pilgrimage is one of Qaeid tribe of the Kurdish Yazidi pilgrimages which occurs every year in second Wednesday of April in the south of Kurdistan.As participants say, this pilgrimage has become an event where people can gather and meet each others. Others say that this event has a message to ISIS in which Yazidis will remain for ever and ISIS’s defeat makes them happy. People across different ages and of both genders wear special clothes and climbing the mont of the Sina ...

Canada to welcome 1,200 Yazidi refugees in $21m operation

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Canada will resettle 1,200 Yazidi refugees who faced persecution by ISIS, the immigration minister said Tuesday.Some 400 have already been airlifted to this country."Our operation is under way and individual survivors of Daesh have been arriving in Canada for resettlement in the last number of months and this began on October 25, 2016," Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen, using an Arabic name for ISIS. "Our government will resettle approximately 1,200 highly vulnerable survivors of ...

ISIS kidnaps 1,200 Yazidis, moves them to Mosul

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Mahma Khalil also added that there were other Yazidis from the districts of Tal Afar and Al-Baaj who were kidnapped and being held hostage inside Mosul

ISIS sex slavery survivor named UN goodwill ambassador

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Nadia Murad Basee Taha, a 23-year-old Yazidi woman, calls for justice for the victims of the terror group

ISIS buried thousands in 72 mass graves

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Of the 72 mass graves documented by AP, the smallest contains three bodies; the largest is believed to hold thousands

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