ISIS kidnaps 1,200 Yazidis, moves them to Mosul

Members of the Yazidi minority search for clues on February 3, 2015, that might lead them to missing relatives in the remains of people killed by ISIS. (AFP)

At least 1,200 Yazidis have been kidnapped by ISIS militants and moved to central Mosul, according to the acting governor of Sinjar district in Iraq’s Nineveh.

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.

At least four Yazidis were able to be freed from ISIS last week by Iraqi armed forces, according to the same source.

Pashmerga forces have been able to free nearly 2,700 Yazidis over the past year from ISIS.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:49 - GMT 06:49