Amid war on ISIS, don’t overlook need to oust Assad

Sunday, 6 December 2015

As more states escalate their fight against the barbaric ISIS militant group in Syria, there should also be a renewed, collective effort to push for the final ousting of the disgraced regime of Bashar al-Assad. The world continues to grieve over the staggering loss of lives claimed by ISIS recently, from Beirut to Sinai to Paris. But on Syrian soil, the massacres carried out by the Assad regime have continued unabated. On Dec. 4 alone, at least 56 civilians were killed, including many children, ...

Brooklyn Middleton

Dark shadows driven from Mount Sinjar

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Exhaustion was etched on their faces, and there was little celebration. For them, the war goes on.

Yazidis celebrate recapturing Sinjar from ISIS, burn Arab homes

Monday, 16 November 2015

After Kurdish Peshmerga forces regained control over the strategic city of Sinjar, Yazidi families started to return to the city, after they left it. Indeed, during their return, the city witnessed revenge operations represented in burning homes belonging to Arabs in the city.  

Yazidis burn Muslim homes in Iraq’s Sinjar, witnesses say

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Members of Iraq's Yazidi minority, which was brutally attacked by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group, looted and burned Muslim homes in Sinjar after its recapture from the militants, witnesses said Sunday. ISIS overran the northern town last year, targeting Yazidis -- whose faith it considers heretical -- in a campaign of massacres, enslavement and rape that the United Nations has described as a possible genocide. Yazidis fleeing the ISIS onslaught in August 2014 told AFP that some ...

Kurdish forces prepare for battle to retake Iraq’s Sinjar

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Sinjar is a symbolic and strategic prize sitting astride the main highway linking the cities of Mosul and Raqqa

What do the Yazidis want? More autonomy from Baghdad and Erbil

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

They felt betrayed as they considered themselves part of Kurdistan, sharing a common language and culture

Former ICC chief prosecutor pushes for Yazidi genocide case

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Luis Moreno Ocampo said he was approached by Yazidi activists who are seeking justice for the systematic slaughter

Yazidis left on Istanbul streets after failed attempts to cross to Bulgaria

Monday, 29 June 2015

Their futile attempt to cross may have been due to their sense of desperation after 11 months living in refugee camps

Yazidi militia 'killed 21 in Iraq revenge attack'

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Amnesty International investigated attacks carried out on January 25

Kurds ‘paying’ to save Yazidi women enslaved by ISIS

Thursday, 30 April 2015

ISIS militants ‘buy’ the women for as low as $50 then sell them for $2,000-$2,500, an official said

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